In the News: Lillian Kuri '88 appointed as chair of Cleveland Planning Commission


WRA's most recent recipient of the Waring Prize is once again making headlines.

Lillian Kuri '88 has been appointed as chair of the Cleveland Planning Commission by Mayor Justin Bibb, who just took office on Jan. 3, 2022.

A gifted architect, Kuri has long served as the executive vice president of the Cleveland Foundation. Her influential work in progressive urban planning and architecture has already benefited Cleveland for more than 20 years.

"It's an honor to serve Mayor Bibb and the city of Cleveland," said Kuri. "I am always appreciative of the support WRA has given me, and I am so excited to be back on campus this spring to hear from WRA students and faculty."

Kuri graduated from WRA in 1988 before attending Kent State University for her undergraduate degree. She went on to earn a master of architecture and urban design from Harvard.

One of her top priorities in her new position will be to increase "public access to waterfronts and make streetscapes more bike- and pedestrian-friendly."

Congratulations, Lillian!

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