Climate Action Summit

Tim Duggan

Founder, Phronesis

Tim Duggan is the founder of Phronesis with offices in both Kansas City and New Orleans. Phronesis is a highly collaborative and nimble landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm focused entirely on creating sustainable infrastructure and community systems and places.

Tim’s professional career began in the Midwest where he was exposed to a wide array of projects ranging from post disaster community recovery planning initiatives to complex green infrastructure and urban design strategies.

Most recently, Phronesis is collaborating with PWSA, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and local stakeholders to develop Pittsburgh’s Citywide Green Infrastructure Concept Plan. We have recently completed watershed based green infrastructure concept plans for Four Mile Run, Washington Boulevard/ Negley Run and Southside Park/21st Street.

Tim also managed over 200 LEED Platinum certified projects with his previous role as Director of Innovations for the Make it Right Foundation. He collaborated on the transformative community projects in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, Kansas City’s Bancroft School, and the Fort Peck Indian Reservation Sustainable Village while working extensively with local community organizations and neighborhood residents.

Duggan was named 2012 Game Changers for 
Metropolis magazine  for his ambitious experiments in landscape design.

Tim has served as a speaker at the following: TEDxHarlem, P4 Conference 2015, Dwell on Design 2014, AIA 2011 National Conference, 2012 ASLA National Conference, GreenBuild 2009, National
Black Caucus 2010, WEFTEC 2010, Reinvention New Orleans 2010. He served as adjunct professors and guest critics for Tulane University, Kansas State University, and the Kansas City Design Center.

Past Conferences