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Biography

Edward Jensen headshotBringing forward-thinking solutions to Phoenix’s urban fabric, Edward Jensen is one of urban Phoenix’s leading critical thinkers. He is the Host and Editor-in-Chief of The Downtown Phoenix Podcast, a new approach to creating spacious conversation and community-oriented action in the downtown Phoenix community. Through Edward Jensen urban productions, he helps individuals and organizations advance our community with an emphasis on arts and design policy and urban form, continuing his celebrated one-on-one collaborative style. Past clients of Edward Jensen urban productions have included urban design projects, political campaigns, and major downtown initiatives.

Mr. Jensen is also the Secretary of Downtown Voices Coalition, downtown Phoenix’s only grassroots stakeholder group that promotes urban excellence on a wide array of issues. In 2013, he was nominated by Mayor Greg Stanton to serve on the City of Phoenix Arts & Culture Commission, where he also serves on the Public Art subcommittee. He is assisting the Commission in its efforts to create a public/private “Friends of Phoenix Public Art” entity to raise awareness and fundraise for maintenance of Phoenix’s award-winning public art collection.

Before moving full-time into urban affairs, Mr. Jensen worked as a technology consultant and educator at techstudioworks, a new model of technology studio. He has also served as the Information Technology Coordinator and Digital Knowledge Architect for Arizona School for the Arts, a charter school just outside downtown Phoenix.

He is a 2011 alumnus of Arizona State University, having graduated with honors in Urban and Metropolitan Studies from the School of Public Affairs. At ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus, he worked for several departments and volunteered with many organizations to help build university-community partnerships. For these efforts, he received several awards, including Outstanding Service as an Undergraduate in 2010 and Outstanding Student Leader in 2011.

Mr. Jensen lives in central Phoenix. His blog is edwardjensen.net and he frequently tweets at @edwardjensen.