Government innovations, land conservation, sustainability
Jim Levitt is director of the Program on Conservation Innovation at the Harvard Forest, Harvard University, and manager of Land Conservation Programs in the Department of Planning and Urban Form at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. He is also a research fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School. He currently serves as a director or advisor of QLF/Atlantic Center for the Environment, the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale, Saving Land (the journal of the Land Trust Alliance), the Patagonia Sur Foundation, and Patagonia Sur, LLC. A graduate of Yale College and the Yale School of Management, Levitt has three decades of experience as a consultant and advisor to large public, private, and nonprofit organizations. In 2008, he was named by the Yale School of Management as a Donaldson Fellow, an honor given to alumni for career achievements that "exemplify the mission of the School." He was also awarded the medallion of Chile's Chamber of Deputies in recognition of his work to advance land conservation in that nation.