Emily Keys Innes, AICP, LEED AP ND



Urban Planning, Urban Renewal, Waterfront Planning, Regulatory Environments, Community Resiliency, Community Engagement, Sustainable Development


Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


MET UA 510: Special Topics: MetroBridge Planning Studio
MET UA 805: Urban Studies Capstone


Emily Keys Innes, AICP, LEED AP ND has over ten years of experience in planning and urban design. She started with The Cecil Group in 2010 and moved to Harriman Associates in 2015 when The Cecil Group became part of Harriman. Emily became Harriman’s Director of Planning in 2019, and led their Urban Design and Planning Studio. In 2020, Emily founded Innes Associates to continue her work with communities throughout New England.

Over those ten years, Emily has been either project manager or project director for over fifty-five projects. Her clients are communities of all sizes, state agencies, and private developers – in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Her projects include downtown revitalization; land use and regulatory planning for waterfronts, corridors, and industrial areas; resiliency planning for coastal, riverine, and inland areas; and larger-scale master plans. Emily’s focus is on creating plans that can be implemented, and she has been delighted when the communities she works with begin implementation before the ink on the document is dry!

Emily is also on the Advisory Board for the City Planning and Urban Affairs program at Boston University. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute, and serves on the Real Estate Advisory and Climate Resiliency Committees.

Emily is certified as a MVP Technical Services Provider in Massachusetts, helping to prepare municipal vulnerability plans as part of the Commonwealth’s MVP Program.

Contact Information:

Phone: (617) 358-4637
Email: ekinnes@bu.edu