Owen PickfordFounder and Former Executive Director
Owen Pickford does servicing and consulting for a software company to pay the bills. He spends the majority of his free time learning and writing about urban policy. Owen started grassroots advocacy in 2004, organizing over 400 volunteers in three counties for a presidential campaign. Since then he’s continued volunteering for political organizations, cycling and transit groups. Owen primarily wrote about housing issues. He founded The Urbanist and served as executive director through 2019.