Seth Zeren is an urban planner and real estate developer with a background in climate science. He is the Development Manager at RCG LLC, a Somerville-based real estate firm, where he focuses on urban infill development and mill reuse projects. He teaches courses on Community Development and Planning and Tactical Urbanism at Boston Architectural College. He is active in advocating for housing and livable streets in the Boston area.
Seth's years in public sector planning as Principal Planner and Chief Zoning Code Official for Newton, MA, gave him a deep appreciation of the challenges and opportunities of local government. His approach to design and urban governance is informed by his background in evolutionary and ecological sciences--with an emphasis on the dynamics and processes of urban change over the designing of perfect outcomes.