Carnegie Mellon University

Jonathan Kline

Jonathan Kline

Research Associate, Remaking Cities Institute


Jonathan Kline is an urban designer who's work focuses on advancing the form and culture of cities. Jonathan's work ranges from guiding the creation of mixed-use developments integrated with transit, to planning for complex urban neighborhoods, to imaging how to transform urban mobility. Previously Jonathan worked with Urban Design Associates on neighborhood master-planning projects in cities around the United States.

Through teaching and research as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Jonathan explores the future of cities more speculatively. In the Urban Laboratory his students explore possibilities for Pittsburgh, and his Master of Urban Design students speculate on how to make growing international cities more sustainable. He works on research projects at the Remaking Cities Institute and the Studio for Creative Inquiry.

Jonathan volunteers for the Riverlife Riverfront Design Committee. He is also a trained artist, creating paintings and drawing that visualize the spatial and social networks of cities. Jonathan was born in Pittsburgh and received degrees from Carnegie Mellon University (BArch) and The Pennsylvania State University (MFA Painting & Drawing).