Madeline Fraser Cook is a bi-lingual urban planner with a strong commitment to affordable housing and community based economic development. As a recognized leader in green development and planning, her recent focus has been on ensuring that sustainability is fully integrated into housing and economic development projects. A native Spanish-speaker, Ms. Fraser Cook has worked extensively with low-income Latino communities. Ms. Fraser Cook has a keen understanding and enthusiasm for the importance of stakeholder engagement in creating and maintaining vibrant communities. She manages LISC’s HUD Technical Assistance portfolio and advises LISC’s local offices on various aspects of housing and community development including disaster recovery and sustainability and climate resilience. Prior to joining LISC, she was a senior consultant to TDA Consulting where she engaged in Department of Housing and Urban Development projects and technical assistance nationally. She also served as market consultant for the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), where she advised RMI on engaging owners of affordable housing portfolios in ambitious energy efficiency strategies while incorporating inclusive economy goals for minority-owned contracting businesses. In Ms. Fraser Cook’s prior stint with LISC, she was the founding Program Director for LISC’s Green Development Center where she created and ran the national green program and worked with local offices and community developers to advance green affordable housing and sustainable planning projects. She is a LEED accredited professional with 20 years of experience in direct technical assistance to green projects including facilitating contractor, architect, and engineer trainings. Ms. Fraser Cook received her
Masters of City Planning from M.I.T.’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) where she was a HUD Community Development Fellow. She also holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Political Sciences from Swarthmore College.