Appleseed has extensive experience in assembling and leading teams that bring together firms from a variety of specialties, including real estate, urban planning, architecture and design, engineering, and construction cost estimating. Since its founding, Appleseed has also maintained close working relationships with experts in a variety of fields whose strengths complement our own.  


Mitchell Moss

Mitchell has partnered with Appleseed on a range of projects since 1993. Some of his earliest work with Appleseed involved analyses of economic and social conditions and trends for the United Way of Tri-State, and analysis of several proposals for redevelopment of the Brooklyn waterfront. More recently, he worked with Appleseed to study the impacts of Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn on New York City's economy.

Mitchell is the Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, and Director of the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where he has taught since 1973. He served as an adviser to the mayoral campaign of Michael R. Bloomberg, as Director of NYU’s Taub Urban Research Center, and deputy to the Chairman of the Governor’s Council on Fiscal and Economic Priorities. Mitchell has directed research projects for the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and has been a consultant to leading corporations and government agencies. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Post, The New York Observer and, as well as in leading scholarly journals.

Mitchell received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, his M.A. from the University of Washington, and his B.A. from Northwestern University.


Anthony Townsend

Anthony has partnered with Appleseed on several projects, including analyses of trends and developments affecting New York City’s telecommunications industries, and assisting the New York City Economic Development Corporation in formulating a plan for integrating the telecom sector into its citywide economic development strategy.

Anthony is Senior Research Scientist at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, where he supervises research on the impact of information and communication technologies on mobility, land use, and transportation planning. He previously served as a Research Director at the Institute for the Future, an independent non-profit research group based in California. He was one of the original founders of NYCwireless, a pioneer in the municipal wireless movement. Anthony is the author of SMART CITIES: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for A New Utopia, published by W.W. Norton & Co. His writing and research have appeared in Scientific American, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Cairo Review of Global Affairs. He is frequently quoted in technology and business publications and broadcasts including The New York Times, The Economist, NPR, BusinessWeek, and Time.

Anthony received his Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his Masters in urban planning from New York University, and his B.A. from Rutgers University.


Patricia Adell

Patricia has partnered with Appleseed on numerous projects since 2001, including analysis of the feasibility of developing several Port Authority properties in New York and New Jersey, planning for the redevelopment of the Nepperhan Valley area in Yonkers, exploring fashion industry and real estate market trends in the midtown fashion center, and analysis of the feasibility of a series of redevelopment projects in Lower Manhattan.

Patricia owns and manages Real Estate Solutions Group, LLC, a consulting firm that advises public and private sector clients on the development of mixed-use complexes, hotels, convention centers, office, residential, retail, museums, and special uses. She was previously the Regional Director of the Public/Private Development Practice of Ernst & Young, LLP, Vice President of Real Estate Consulting Services at Legg Mason Real Estate Services, Director of Commercial Development for the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), and Director of Technical Assistance for the National Council for Urban Economic Development (now IEDC). She is certified as a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE), and is a member of the International Economic Development Council and The Urban Land Institute. Patricia is a founding member, Past President, and Board Member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of Philadelphia and serves as Chair of the NJ Smart Growth Alliance Business and Economic Development Caucus. She also served as a Board Member of the Museum of Contemporary Science and is a past National Delegate of the National Network of Commercial Real Estate Women (NNCREW).

Patricia received her Masters in urban planning from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her B.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University.