Chelsea Burket


Chelsea helps Fourth Economy grow its expertise in emerging issues such as equitable development and resilience so that we can better serve communities. She excels at organizing ideas and information and loves putting that to use with clients who need help tackling tough challenges. Chelsea works as a true partner with clients to help them think through issues, add capacity, and implement change. She knows the value of open and frequent communication with clients to ensure that our process is understood, expectations are met, and plans are implementable. In her spare time, Chelsea likes all things culinary – growing, cooking, canning, and eating.

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University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
M.A., Urban Planning, Community and Economic Development Concentration (AICP Award)

Pennsylvania State University
Altoona, PA
B.A., Environmental Studies


Southwest Detroit Business Association
Detroit, MI

Managed all corporate social responsibility programs and participation in the United Nation’s Global Compact

City of Ann Arbor, Planning and Development Services
Ann Arbor, MI
Assisted in overall function of Planning Department, including public engagement, zoning and code revisions, and corridor planning


Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision
Detroit, MI

Wrote plan as master’s project to ensure triple bottom line benefits from new international bridge

Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision
Detroit, MI

Engaged residents in blight remediation and public health campaigns

Pittsburgh Office of Public Art

Pittsburgh, PA

Provided technical assistance to developers and community organizations who sought to include public art in new developments


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  • Edtech Feasibility and Cluster Study

    Highlander Institute

  • Metro Hartford Future CEDS

    Capital Region Council of Governments/MetroHartford Alliance/Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

  • A Shared Agenda for Growing West Virginia's Agricultural Economy

    West Virginia University

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