Michael Yarne is Board Chair and Strategic Advisor of Build Public.  He and his partners at Build Inc. founded Build Public to innovate public placemaking finance, development, stewardship and policy.  Yarne brings multiple perspectives to bear on innovating new models of public space development and stewardship,  having advised developers and cities on complex land use, real estate, and project finance issues as an attorney, served on the boards of numerous non-profit livable city organizations, including San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Urban Ecology, managed the development of large-scale mixed-use urban residential projects as a real estate developer and implemented innovative public-private partnerships and policies to fund open space and neighborhood infrastructure as an advisor to San Francisco's Mayor Newsom.