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Katherine Sacco

Director of Partnerships

Katherine Sacco (she/her) is Director of Partnerships at the Urban Design Forum. She facilitates the Forefront Fellowship and leads the Forum’s community design work through Neighborhoods Now, working closely with community-based organizations, city agencies, and Forum members. Katherine previously researched urban planning in Medellín, Colombia and managed global social science research initiatives, including a multi-city study of informal housing in India. She helped build the International Innovation Corps, a social impact fellowship program based at the University of Chicago. Katherine holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and anthropology from the University of Chicago and a master’s in anthropology from University of California, Irvine.