Gretchen Armijo, AICP, LEED AP
Gretchen Armijo, AICP, LEED AP, is Founder & President of Equity Policy Solutions, LLC, with 20 years of experience as an urban planner and public health professional specializing in healthy and equitable community development.
Gretchen helps her clients understand the equity implications of land use decisions using tools such as equity assessments, health action plans, and community engagement to design policies that expand access to opportunity and reduce systemic barriers to achieving health, social and racial equity.
Gretchen was the first Built Environment Specialist at the City of Denver, CO where she implemented equitable development strategies for City investments and policies in land use, housing, transportation, healthy food access and climate resilience and the environment. Gretchen previously held the same role at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, providing technical expertise to municipalities throughout the state to implement healthy community design to advance climate, health and equity goals. She also worked as a planner for the City of Aurora and Douglas County, CO.
Gretchen lectures at the University of Colorado-Denver College of Architecture and Planning, the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership (RIHEL) and is a frequent speaker at planning and public health conferences. She serves on the Habitat for Humanity/Metro Denver Housing Advocacy Committee.
Gretchen received a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado-Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA.