Head shot of Hally Turner
Adjunct Faculty
Urban and Regional Planning Area

Hally Turner (she/her) collaborates across industries and disciplines to challenge the complex social factors impacting health and well-being. She combines a background in public health and more than six years of experience in transportation to ensure our built environment serves our needs now and into the future. 

Her current work at the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) includes advancing equity, planning for connected and automated vehicles, and coordinating updates to and implementation of the 20-year statewide multimodal transportation plan. She leads processes to bring more voices into transportation decisions, and delivers projects focusing on people often underserved and underrepresented in planning.  

She is a committed advocate for supporting new professionals and women in the workplace, and supporter of ongoing educational opportunities in the profession. Hally mentors students through the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, and recently helped design and implement a mentorship program for the Minnesota chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar.

Additionally, Hally serves as co-chair for the American Planning Association Minnesota Conference Program Committee and board secretary for Forecast Public Art, a creative placemaking nonprofit based in St. Paul, Minnesota.