Our Team


Michelle Moon

Michelle Moon is an urban planner and designer who focuses on increasing and improving public spaces in Massachusetts through community- and stakeholder-driven processes. Her work includes organizing design charrettes and visioning sessions, leading steering committees, hosting resident engagement events, conducting interviews, administering surveys, and researching placemaking best practices. Over the past 10 years Michelle has collaborated with 65 local government departments and committees, Boston-area and national non-profits, community groups, parks and greenway organizations, design firms, and state agencies. Michelle holds a MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a BA in Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College.


Adrianne Schaefer-Borrego

Adrianne Schaefer Borrego is an urban planner and project manager with 10 years of experience in working with diverse stakeholders to create vibrant places. She has facilitated processes with community and municipal partners in Somerville focused on food systems, community placemaking, and local economic development. She has also worked at the national scale supporting project teams as they pursue neighborhood-scale revitalization. Adrianne has a passion for community-led placemaking and design which has brought her to study public space in Copenhagen, Denmark, and from various trainings with placemaking leaders. Adrianne holds a Masters in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a B.A. in Politics and Economics from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.


Alison LeFlore, AICP

Alison LeFlore, AICP is a planning consultant focused on community engagement, placemaking, and neighborhood and comprehensive planning. She has worked with communities large and small, urban and rural. Alison develops creative strategies to ensure that the planning process is fun and informational for all participants. Alison works at the intersection of planning disciplines, knitting the various project elements and priorities together. She is a skilled facilitator with experience working in diverse communities and is a frequent speaker on community outreach and engagement. Alison holds a MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a BS in Environmental Policy and Development from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

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Claudia Paraschiv 

Claudia Paraschiv is a registered architect, urbanist, and community artist living in Salem, MA. She seeks to build meaningful relationships and foster democracy, stewardship, civic action, and a re-imagining of future possibilities through participatory projects in public space. Claudia received her BArch from the University of Southern California and completed her graduate studies in architecture and urbanism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for which she prepared a thesis on Los Angeles’ Public Space as understood through the lens of farmers markets. Since then, she has become irrevocably committed to study, design, and action in public space matters. Claudia is involved in her local Salem community where she walks almost everywhere, teaches Community Practice at the Boston Architectural College, practices architecture, and co-creates participatory projects with diverse partners and participants throughout greater Boston and the North Shore.