Kristin Diotte is currently the Director of Planning, Zoning and Community Development for the City of Schenectady. With a background in Architecture, her professional focus has been on urban redevelopment in upstate New York. Design projects involve historic restoration, urban infill + master planning, adaptive re-use and riverfront development. She is the founder of OpRail, an initiative to revive Schenectady's railway underpasses into dynamic public assets. Kristin received her degree in Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, studied abroad in Italy, China and Peru, and is a practicing percussionist with Ensemble Congeros. She was also on the design/fabrication team for Blindfield: A Soundscape Installation deployed at EMPAC. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Capital Region Land Bank, Homeless Services Planning Board and Capital District Transportation Planning Committee. Her passion is in community-based, sustainable design and urban resiliency. In 2015, she co-founded Post-Design and is dedicated to the layering of these practices.