May 2008: PlaNYC & Green Building Policy

July 23, 2008

Speakers are Ariella Maron and Laurie Kerr of the NYC Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability: Unfortunately, Ariella Maron was not able to join us for this forum. Ariella Maron is the Deputy Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, the office responsible for the implementation of PlaNYC, the city’s long-term sustainability plan. Prior to this, she worked in the Energy Division of the New York City Economic Development Corporation where she specialized in energy efficiency and sustainability and as an urban planner in The Bronx for the New York City Department of City Planning and as an analyst at the energy, economic consulting firm PA Consulting Group (formerly PHB Hagler Bailly). She received her Master in City Planning from MIT where she concentrated on environmental policy and urban design and focused her thesis research on mainstreaming green building in NYC. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Laurie Kerr is a Senior Policy Advisor for the New York City’ Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability, where she has contributed to the development of the city’s greenhouse gas reduction plan and green building strategies. Her previous position was as the Chief of Sustainable Research for New York City’s Department of Design and Construction, the agency which pioneered green building practices in New York City government. She has over fifteen years experience practicing architecture, and her architectural criticism has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Slate, and Architectural Record. Prior to receiving her M. Arch. from Harvard, Laurie earned degrees in engineering and physics. This event is hosted and co-sponsored by Pratt Institute.