Eillie Anzilotti is Communications Lead for UrbanShift, a WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities program supporting sustainable and inclusive urban development across 23 cities in the global South. She manages the program's communications strategy, storytelling efforts and social media platforms.
Prior to joining WRI, Eillie managed communications and public relations for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Livable Streets subdivision, where she worked on high-profile, transformative street design initiatives like Slow Streets and establishing a car-free promenade through Golden Gate Park. Before that, she covered urbanism, social justice, and sustainability as a writer and editor for publications including Fast Company and CityLab.
Eillie holds a master's degree in English Literature from the University of Oxford, and a B.S. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives with her husband in Oakland, California, where she enjoys exploring by bike and advocating for more walkable, livable neighborhoods.
Looking Back on 2023 and ahead to 2024: Supporting Integrated Urban Planning to Tackle the Climate, Nature and Pollution Crises
Reflecting on an impactful 2023, UrbanShift will continue its focus in 2024 on supporting collaborative, cross-cutting leadership to fund and implement sustainable urban transformations.
How data and integrated planning approaches can help cities fight air pollution
Poor air quality threatens wellbeing everywhere. Learn how cities in Latin America are taking a data-driven approach to reducing pollution and promoting livability.
UrbanShift Asia Forum 2023: Transforming cities for a sustainable tomorrow
UrbanShift's first regional forum focused on the critical topic of financing sustainable urban transformations.
Introducing the UrbanShift Online City Academy: Eight Essential Courses for Sustainable Urban Planning
The UrbanShift Online City Academy offers free access to eight robust, self-paced courses for furthering understanding around key planning themes.