Ken Snyder is a nationally recognized expert on tools for community design and decision making. He started PlaceMatters in 2002, a national think-and-do tank dedicated to promoting informed, inclusive decision making in the planning of vibrant communities. In 2004, Ken helped the Orton Family Foundation establish its Planning Tools Program and, Ken has organized and hosted six conferences on Tools for Community Design and Decision Making. Prior to launching PlaceMatters, Ken worked for the US Department of Energy, where he was awarded a German Marshall Fund Environmental Fellowship and served as co-chair of a committee on information and tools for the White House’s Livability Council. Ken sits on the Boards of the National Charrette Institute and the Florida House Institute and is past chair of the American Planning Association’s Technology Division. Ken is a nationally recognized expert on tools for community design and decision making.