Christian Wagley is coastal organizer for Gulf Restoration Network, working on water quality, energy, and coastal resilience issues along the coast of NW Florida and South Alabama. For the past 20 years he has worked on green building and development in both the public and private sector. He is a strong advocate for restoring Pensacola’s urban core and making the City more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly. He is co-author of the upcoming book “Green by Design,” which outlines the environmental features of several walkable new towns on the Florida panhandle coast. In 2015 he co-founded Bike Pensacola, which brings more than 400 riders at a time onto city streets for its monthly Slow Ride, building support for a more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly community. For the past year he has had the honor of selecting and recruiting speakers for CivicCon, a series of educational presentations that bring to Pensacola some of America’s leading authorities on creating thriving communities. Christian holds a master’s degree in biology/coastal zone studies from the University of West Florida.