Janae Futrell -Practitioner in Residence for Cities

Janae Futrell is a Senior Program Manager at the City of Atlanta, where she oversees the “Smart City” portfolio of projects across city departments to improve data-driven decision making.  Focus areas include multi-modal transportation, public safety, environment, and economic development. As an urban planner and architectural designer, her experience includes work for government, the private sector and nonprofits.

Before joining the City of Atlanta, Futrell worked with Atlanta Regional Commission, Caritas Germany, the Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, John Portman and Associates, and WeLoveTheCity. In addition to the United States, countries she has worked in include Haiti, the Netherlands and the Philippines.

Futrell holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lambuth University, a master’s degree in architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a master’s degree in urban development and international cooperation from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.

Joining Sphaera as a Practitioner in Residence for Cities, Janae will be helping to build out and curate our solutions around cities.