Baye Adofo-Wilson, Esq. "is an urban planner and the executive director of Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD). He is leading the transformation of a low-income neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey into an urban eco-village. He is also developing a green-collar workforce in Newark through the Green Collar Apprenticeship Program (GreenCAP) administered by LPCCD. His mission is to revitalize the neighborhood by creating an arts and cultural district which includes 300 US Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified housing units, music festivals, historic restoration projects and the Museum of African American Music, a Smithsonian Institute Affiliate.
"Before running LPCCD, Baye was the director of the New Jersey office of the Regional Plan Association, the nation's oldest private, non-profit regional planning organization, where he set policy agendas, conducted research programs and helped develop the New Jersey Mayor's Institute of Community Design, a design charette for New Jersey Mayors. He's also a community organizer and former executive producer of the Black August Benefit Concerts, a concert series that uses hip-hop music to organize and bring awareness to political causes and events domestically and internationally. Baye received a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and English from Rutgers University, a Masters degree in Regional Planning from Cornell University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania."