About Current Residents

Olani Ewunnet
Spring 2024

Olani Ewunnet is an Ethiopian-American urbanist, designer, and artist. She holds a Masters in Design with a concentration in Urbanism, Landscape and Ecology from Harvard University and a BA in Urban and Environmental Policy from Occidental College. Working at the threshold between design, the arts, and environment-making practices, she examines Africa’s growing urban landscapes through ecological thinking, speculative and indigenous design techniques. Olani has spent her career in service of green, livable cities, working in four continents across sectors of policy, partnerships, research, art and design utilizing community-oriented processes to oscillate across disciplines and geographies. She currently serves as Director of Sectoral Business Development at Green City Force where she stewards new pathways into New York City's green economy.