Taylor Cooper

Taylor leads client engagements with a focus on strategic planning and stakeholder engagement. With a background in urban and environmental planning, Taylor has extensive experience in the design and implementation of stakeholder engagement processes that effectively build consensus around complex projects and initiatives. Whether working with a community, business, or organization, Taylor helps clients assess where they are today, envision where they want to be in the future, and develop a plan and roadmap to achieve success. Taylor is a talented writer with a keen ability to craft key messages that succinctly communicate organizational positions and priorities. This skill supports clients in their efforts to increase engagement, build capacity, and achieve results.

Taylor serves on the junior board of directors for the YWCA of Central Alabama and the Railroad Park Foundation. A native of Birmingham, Taylor is proud of the creativity and innovation driving revitalization of the city she calls home. She enjoys exploring the neighborhoods, restaurants, parks, and events that are redefining the Magic City.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Clarus, Taylor served as a planner and project manager for a full-service architecture and planning firm based in New York. Through this work, Taylor contributed to planning processes for public, private, and non-profit clients in the northeast, southeast, and Mid-Atlantic regions. She contributed to a range of initiatives including management plans for federally-designated National Heritage Areas, corridor master plans, and neighborhood revitalization plans.


University of Virginia
Master of Urban and Environmental Planning

Washington & Lee University
Bachelor of Arts, Art History and English



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