Julia Levitt is the former managing editor of Worldchanging. Between 2008-2010, she helped coordinate the efforts of Worldchanging correspondents around the globe, launched the local site Worldchanging Seattle, presented Worldchanging ideas internationally and contributed to the 2010 updated edition of Worldchanging: A User's Guide to the 21st Century.
Her growing passion for sustainable urban development and design led her to pursue a Masters in Real Estate at the University of Washington College of Built Environments. While at the UW, she has embraced opportunities to apply her new skills to interdisciplinary projects, including working with the Cascade Land Conservancy and local arts organizations to help create new cultural space in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, and re-envisioning public space at the Seattle waterfront with design and engineering students using the Gehl Architects methodology.
Julia holds a BS in Journalism from Northwestern University and has written for Metropolis Magazine POV, AIA Forum and The Chicago Sun-Times, in addition to Worldchanging and other publications. You can reach her at julia.v.levitt [at] gmail [dot] com.