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Mariela Alfonzo

Founder/CEO

State of Place

Mariela Alfonzo

Bridging the worlds of academia and practice, Dr. Mariela Alfonzo has over 20 years of experience in the nexus between urban design and behavior, focusing on quantifying the value of place across the triple bottom line. She is the Founder and CEO of State of Place, a predictive analytics software that quantifies what people love about cities into a score from 0-100 and automatically recommends ways to make them better for people, the planet, and profits, while maximizing the bang for the buck. Mariela was recognized as Urban Land Institute’s 40 under 40 Best Young Land Use Professionals and was awarded a Fulbright to examine walkability in China. In addition, Dr. Alfonzo is a Research Assistant Professor at New York University, where she teaches entrepreneurship, career development, and urban design.