Chief Innovation Officer, AECOM
Joe Brown is Chief Innovation Officer for AECOM. In that role, he leads enterprise focus on leveraging innovation and creativity while strategically supporting AECOM’s initiatives, such as its Global Cities initiative to foster collaboration among engineering and design experts to develop solutions for the evolving roles of metropolitan regions. Mr. Brown also actively supports sustainability efforts, serves as the committee chairman for AECOM’s brand steering committee and he is deeply involved with driving enterprise processes to deliver inventive, turnkey solutions to large multinational clients.
Mr. Brown has 30 years of experience as a planner and landscape architect with an emphasis on new community planning, urban planning and redevelopment, community revitalization, historic and cultural design, and issues confronting rapid-growth areas. His work includes the new Tokyo Midtown mixed-use development in the city’s Roppongi neighborhood, the Suzhou Historic District Revitalization Plan in Suzhou, China, and the redevelopment of Denver’s Stapleton Airport site as an urban community and parks. He also worked with others on a project responsible for an early New Orleans renewal strategy sponsored by the Urban Land Institute.