McNary Group Welcomes Joshua Poe to the Team

Josh will serve as Principal Consultant and project manager. Josh is a nationally recognized urban planner and housing policy analyst.  He began his career as a community organizer working on housing, labor, and economic justice issues.   He has a B.A. in Political Science from Berea College and a Master of Arts in Urban Planning from the University of Louisville.  He specializes in urban planning, data analysis, and data visualization.  In 2017 he authored and published the interactive storymap, Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class, and Housing in Louisville, KY, which received recognition from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in its effort to recognize best-in-class data visualizations.


Josh has a broad range of experience in many fields related to urban planning and social justice, including project management, public health, youth programs, strategic planning, workforce development, geographic information systems, transit planning, and community engagement strategies.  He has developed strategic plans for the Transit Authority of River City, Louisville Metro Government, YouthBuild Louisville, and was a key author in the document, Making a Home for Us All: A 20 Year Action Plan for Fair Housing in Louisville, KY, for the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission.


McNary Group will expand and strengthen services in the following areas:

  • Urban Planning & Design
  • Data Analysis, Mapping, and Visualization
  • Environment & Health
  • Education, Advocacy & Outreach
  • Economic Development