Jessica Daniels Joins Solimar

Jessica Daniels has joined Solimar Research Group ( as a Research Associate and Project Manager.

Ms. Daniels recently received her Masters of Regional Planning from Cornell University. She originally joined Solimar as the 2007 Solimar Fellow, working on a wide variety of projects involving demographics, housing, land conservation, and smart growth policy. A native of the Atlanta area, she holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Montana and previously worked for the Livable Communities Coalition in Atlanta.

Founded in 2000, Solimar is one of the nation's leading land-use research and policy consulting firms. Recent  projects include:
• Travel behavior analysis and infill development policy strategies for the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (Torrance/Redondo Beach, California)
• Creation of GIS-based tools to identify infill development potential for the City of Los Angeles. 
• Transferable development rights policy analyses in Santa Barbara County, California; the City of South Lake Tahoe, California; and Gallatin County, Montana. 
• Economic development strategies for the cities of Fillmore, California, and Lawndale, California, under a contract from the Southern California Association of Governments
• Creation of a new method of modeling the impacts of infrastructure projects for the Keston Institute for Infrastructure at the University of Southern California.