Sherryl Muriente is the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Manager of Urban Placemaking. She oversees the programming of public spaces to further enhance the quality of life for Downtown residents and visitors. She has a strong background in urban acupuncture, design and grant writing, as well as six years of experience teaching urban design courses and workshops. She has collaborated on projects in Taiwan, Italy, Peru, Puerto Rico, and the USA. An advocate for common sense urbanism, incremental urban planning, and testing of demonstrations and pilot studies, Muriente brings an expertise in getting the community engaged in activating place through action.