Program Manager for Regional Sustainability, County of San Diego
Murtaza Baxamusa is a thinker, writer, and planner. Being a certified planner, he has two decades of experience in professional practice and advocacy of affordable housing and economic development for workers. He is a nationally recognized expert on community benefits agreements and other forms of civic empowerment. He is the Program Manager for Regional Sustainability with the County of San Diego. He previously worked for the San Diego Building Trades Family Housing Corporation, the Center on Policy Initiatives, and the USC Center for Economic Development.
Murtaza has a doctoral degree in Planning from the University of Southern California and has taught courses there in urban planning and social policy. He earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He is the author of the book “A New Model for Housing Finance: Public and Private Sectors Working Together to Build Affordability.”
As a father of two remarkable daughters, Murtaza is passionate about a sustainable future for our planet.