Appleseed has since its founding maintained close working relationships with experts in a variety of fields whose strengths complement our own. Our partners come from a variety of backgrounds, and allow us to offer our clients a broader range of capabilities and services than we could provide on our own.
Mitchell Moss has partnered with Appleseed on a range of projects since 1993. Some of his earliest work with Appleseed involved analyses of economic and social conditions and trends for the United Way of Tri-State; and analysis of several proposals for redevelopment of the Brooklyn waterfront. More recently, he has worked with Appleseed on a project with AT&T analyzing New York's Internet Economy.
Mitchell is the Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at New York University's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where he has taught since 1973. He served as an advisor to the mayoral campaign of Michael R. Bloomberg, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Association for a Better New York, the Advisory Board of the Taubman Center at Harvard University and the Advisory Committee of the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project. His essays have been published in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Post, New York Daily News, Newsday, and The New York Observer.
Mitchell received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, his M.A. from the University of Washington, and his B.A. from Northwestern University.
Anthony Townsend has partnered with Appleseed on several projects, including analyses of trends and developments affecting New York City's telecommunications industries, and assisting the New York City Economic Development Corporation in formulating a plan for integrating the telecom sector into its citywide economic development strategy.
Anthony is a Research Director at the Institute for the Future, an independent non-profit research group based in California. He has been a key organizer in the wireless community networking movement since 2001. He is a co-founder and advisory board member of NYCwireless, a non-profit organization that promotes community broadband initiatives using unlicensed wireless spectrum. From 2002 to 2004 he was a principal of Emenity, a successful startup company that built and manages public local wireless networks in public spaces in Lower Manhattan.
Anthony received his Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his Masters in Urban Planning from New York University, and his B.A. from Rutgers University.
Patricia Adell has partnered with Appleseed on numerous projects since 2001, including analysis of the feasibility of developing several Port Authority properties in New York and New Jersey; planning for the redevelopment of the Nepperhan Valley area in Yonkers; exploring fashion industry and real estate market trends in the midtown fashion center; and analysis of the feasibility of a series of redevelopment projects in Lower Manhattan.
Patricia owns and manages Real Estate Solutions Group, LLC, a consulting firm that advises public and private sector clients on the development of mixed-use complexes, hotels, convention centers, office, residential, retail, museums, and special uses. She is certified as a Counselor of Real Estate, (CRE) and is a member of the International Economic Development Council and The Urban Land Institute. Patricia is a founding member, Past President, and Board Member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of Philadelphia and serves as Chair of the NJ Smart Growth Alliance Business and Economic Development Caucus. She also serves as a Board Member of the Museum of Contemporary Science and is a past National Delegate of the National Network of Commercial Real Estate Women (NNCREW).
Patricia received her Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois in Chicago and her B.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University.