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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Walker Wells 2001


  • Title: Director, Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Communities for the Urban Environment Program
  • Company: Global Green USA
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Birthplace: Palo Alto, CA, 1966

Family: Wife Helena and son Levi

College: Bachelor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, Univ. of Calif., Santa Barbara Masters of City and Regional Planning, Calif. Polytechnic Univ. San Luis Obispo

First job outside real estate or allied field: Urban Planner with Gruen Assoc.. Los Angeles

What Do You Do Now and what are you planning for the future? Our current focus is on forwarding green building practices and programs and encouraging investments in renewable energy. Future plans for the organization are to expand our work into the SE and NEt, potentially opening Atlanta and New York offices.

Hobbies: Guitar and cello playing, cycling, hiking, and visiting museums.

 Favorite book: “Days Between Stations,”  Steven Erickson

Person you most admire (outside of family): Karl-Henrik Robert, founder of the Natural Step

Key to success: Identify realistic goals and stay focused.

 If you were forced to choose another vocation what would it be? Developer of sustainable projects in urban or brown fields locations.