Building thriving communities is a passion for Ritchie. He grew up in Detroit but has also lived in the southern US and east coast. These experiences have shaped an appreciation for various types of communities and spaces. His expertise is community and economic development with a focus on building healthy, sustainable, and multigenerational neighborhoods. His body of work includes large-scale community planning, parks, and greenspace, as well as place-strengthening. Ritchie has a Master of Community Development with a concentration in Economic Development from the University of Detroit-Mercy and a BS in Urban and Regional Planning and Graduate Certificate in Entreprenership from Eastern Michigan University.
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