M.A. Community and Regional Planning, University of Oregon
M.A. Public Administration, University of Oregon
B.A. English and Global Studies, Pacific Lutheran University
Lorelei Juntunen is a Partner and Project Director specializing in the evaluation of the intersection between public investment and community development. Her recent projects have identified creative approaches to investment in redevelopment and affordable housing for local governments. Lorelei is well-versed with tools such as public-private partnerships, urban renewal, and catalytic investments. Many recent projects have focused on implementation of equitable housing outcomes, including development of the State of Oregon’s first Statewide Housing Plan, which seeks approaches to incent the development of affordable and mixed income housing along potential new light rail lines and to evaluate public sector tools for housing developing. Other recent projects include feasibility and implementation strategies for bringing new private development to Olympia, Washington’s downtown; a strategy for redeveloping a former industrial property in downtown St. Helens, Oregon; and an evaluation of the role that new development might play in causing residential displacement and gentrification in Portland and its suburbs. She has also worked on projects that explore options for development or redevelopment in a number of communities, including downtown Beaverton, Oregon; Austin, Texas; and downtown Boise, Idaho. Lorelei is a Partner and sits on the Board of Directors for ECONorthwest. She is a Trustee for Oregon’s Chapter of the Nature Conservancy.