Roberto Requejo

Executive Director Elevated Chicago , Chicago IL
Roberto has pale skin and a bald head. He has a very short salt-and-pepper beard. He wears a dark suit and looks calmly at the camera with his chin raised.

Roberto Requejo is an urban planner and a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practitioner. As Executive Director of Elevated Chicago, he has overseen over $10 million in resources for equitable transit oriented development (ETOD) and has co-led with Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Office the creation of Chicago’s first ETOD Policy Plan and pilot projects, including affordable housing, small businesses, public art, and grocery stores. Prior to joining Elevated, Roberto worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust, and Metropolitan Planning Council. In 2021 Roberto was included in Chicago Magazine’s “New Power 30”, a list of Chicagoans challenging the status quo and sparking systemic change.

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CCI is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and The California Endowment.

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