Charles T. Brown
Equitable Cities LLC
Founder & CEO
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Charles T. Brown, MPA, CPD, LCI, is more than a transportation expert—he is a catalyst for transformative change at the crossroads of mobility, equity, health, and the environment. As the dynamic force behind Equitable Cities LLC, a minority and veteran-owned consulting firm, Charles exemplifies leadership in action, shaping urban futures that thrive on inclusivity and innovation. He not only serves as the CEO of Equitable Cities LLC but also imparts his wisdom as an Adjunct Professor at the prestigious Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. His commitment to education reflects his dedication to nurturing the next generation of urban planners and leaders, setting them on a course to build equitable and sustainable communities.
Drawing from nearly two decades of multifaceted experience across public and private sectors, military service, and academia, Charles has gained global recognition for his pivotal role in crafting safe, health-conscious, and vibrant neighborhoods. Recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at the esteemed Lifesavers Conference, Charles’s commitment to traffic safety advocacy has not only earned him accolades but has also catalyzed tangible improvements in road safety nationwide.
A luminary in sustainable transportation, Charles is an esteemed member of the Joint Office of the Electric Vehicle Working Group, where he plays a pivotal role in shaping the electric mobility landscape, driving the adoption of electric vehicles and paving the road towards a greener, more efficient transportation future Notably, Charles was handpicked to serve as a distinguished member of the Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity for USDOT, solidifying his reputation as a trusted advisor and influencer in addressing transportation disparities and fostering inclusivity.
Beyond academia and consulting, he has captured the attention of premier media outlets including The New York Times, Vice, Washington Post and Bloomberg CityLab.