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Cooper Martin - The 2015 Strategic Innovation Summit

Cooper Martin

Program Director

Sustainable Cities Institute Center for City Solutions & Applied Research National League of Cities (NLC)


Cooper Martin is the Program Director for the Sustainable Cities Institute at the National League of Cities. The SCI program provides information, tools, and guidance to strengthen communities and enable them to thrive while facing the challenges presented by a changing climate and uncertain global economy. His areas of expertise include climate resilience, community development, transportation, and emergency management policy. Cooper serves on the Board of Directors for The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP), and the Steering Committee of the STAR Communities Index. Prior to joining the NLC, he held multiple positions in technical assistance, research, and advocacy at the American Institute of Architects and worked one legislative session in the Kansas House of Representatives. Cooper’s educational background includes a bachelor of Political Science and International Studies from the University of Kansas and a Masters in Public Policy from American University

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