Becky Steckler, AICP is a project director at ECONorthwest and has over 25 years of experience managing land use, transportation, economic development, and strategic planning projects. Becky rejoined ECONorthwest in 2022 and works on a wide range of projects related to reducing GHG emissions and adaptation and resiliency in the built and natural environments. Prior to working at ECONorthwest, she was the Program Director at the Urbanism Next Center at the University of Oregon where she conducted technical research on the secondary impacts of emerging technologies – new mobility, e-commerce and urban delivery, and autonomous vehicles (AVs) – on land use, urban design, building design, transportation, and real estate and the implications of these changes on equity, health and safety, the economy, and the environment. She regularly participates in policy work groups and task forces including Oregon’s Legislative Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles (2018-2019) and currently serves on the American Planning Association’s Trend Scouting Foresight Panel (2022-2023).
Between 2007 and 2017, Becky was an independent contractor working for a wide array of public and nonprofit clients. She was the Program and Policy Manager for the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association and worked on legislative and policy issues, training and events, health and planning, and communications. Before becoming a contractor, she worked for the Department of Land Conservation and Development as the project manager for the Oregon Task Force on Land Use Planning, a 30-year review of Oregon’s land use planning program; ECONorthwest, an economics consulting firm working on economic development, land use, and transportation projects; and for the California Coastal Commission on non-point source pollution public education programs including Coastal Clean-Up Day and the Adopt-A-Beach Program.