Russell Preston is founder of Principle Group, a planning, design and development firm focused on creating authentic places. He has worked as a developer and urbanist since 1999 on a variety of public and private projects throughout the United States. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, and the University of Miami master’s program in architecture and urban design. Preston is a contributor to Tactical Urbanism and an editor of “Living Urbanism”, a publication on contemporary urban design and city building. He currently serves as a Commissioner of Boston’s Air Pollution Control Commission, as secretary of the board of directors for the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) and on the board of Boston’s South End Washington Gateway Mainstreet. Prior to founding Principle Group, Preston worked with Cornish Associates on the redevelopment of Downcity, Providence and Mashpee Commons, a mixed-use neighborhood on Cape Cod. In 2010 he received the Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to the profession from the University of Miami. Preston is also a working artist and illustrator.