Brenda Kayzar

Owner & Collaborative Strategist
Urbane Drk Consulting
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dr. Brenda Kayzar is the Collaborative Strategist and owner of Urbane DrK Consulting where she provides research, strategic planning and advocacy leadership support to government and nonprofit organizations. Brenda’s practice is focused on addressing wider economic and social concerns through research based strategies, informed by community.  She facilitates equitable, sustainable, and achievable outcomes for her clients, applying a hybrid of experience from academia, business, and nonprofit leadership.  Brenda has authored works in academic and local presses exploring the economic, political and social contexts of urban change through such lenses as revitalization policy, the creative placemaking paradigm, and gentrification and development impacts to lower-income neighborhoods, communities of color, and the creative sector.  Brenda is regularly in service to civic committees and working groups and she serves on community and nonprofit boards such as the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association and the Arts and Cultural Leadership Program at University of Minnesota.