Tommy is an urban planner with experience working in community engagement, sustainable development, and climate change adaptation. He is interested in supporting efforts to mitigate the disproportionate and adverse impacts of top-down planning and development processes on socially and economically vulnerable communities. Tommy supports community development and capital projects inside and outside New York City as a Project Associate.
Tommy has experience working in both the private and nonprofit sectors. Prior to Hester Street, he worked in LEED Project Administration and is LEED GA Certified. He facilitated task force workshops around resilient and accessible waterfronts in New York City, and supported impact assessment efforts for the Mayor’s Office of Resiliency’s Climate Adaptation Roadmap – an effort geared towards preparing the city for present and future climate threats.
In his work, he employs a range of skills including GIS spatial analysis, Excel-based cost benefit analysis, and county and neighborhood-level planning and demographic research. He holds a Master’s in Urban Planning from New York University and a Bachelor’s in Construction Management from the University of Florida.