Baktaash Sorkhabi has contributed greatly to the work at City Fabrick, helping the organization with graphic design, academic research, community advocacy, program coordination, and project facilitation. As the Program and Design Coordinator, Baktaash brings nearly a decade of both public and private sector experience. The range of projects Baktaash has worked on include envisioning and designing temporary environments for people such as pop-up plazas, researching and developing case studies for domestic as well as international cities. The Long Beach Post recognized Baktaash as one of the city’s distinguished young individuals making a positive impact for their annual ‘Top 40 under 40” list. He is also the founder of Longbeachize, an award-winning community organization and news website involved in a wide range of issues including transportation, land use governance, planning, open space, sustainability and well-being.