Alexa Bush (she/her/hers) is a program officer with The Kresge Foundation’s Detroit Program. Alexa supports investments in transformative public spaces in the city of Detroit that promote greater understanding and inclusion, as well as strategies that advance the interconnections between sustainable urban development and economic equity.
She joined the foundation in 2021. Previously, Alexa served as Urban Design Director-East Region at the City of Detroit Planning and Development Department, where she was involved with planning and developing inclusive economic recovery efforts in partnership with residents. She implemented work through the Strategic Neighborhood Fund and led Detroit’s Reimagining the Civic Commons initiative in the Fitzgerald neighborhood in northwest Detroit.
Alexa has also held positions with SmithGroup and San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR).
She earned a bachelor’s degree in visual and environmental studies from Harvard University and a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Virginia.
Alexa serves on the board of the Landscape Architecture Foundation.