Amanda M. Burden
Amanda M. Burden, FAICP is a Principal at Bloomberg Associates, an international philanthropic consulting service founded by Michael Bloomberg that helps mayors around the world improve the quality of life of their citizens. She was the New York City Planning Commissioner from 2002-2013. In that capacity, she revitalized Lower Manhattan following 9/11, spearheaded the largest planning effort in the city since 1961, championed design excellence, reclaimed the city’s waterfront, and created dynamic public spaces, including the High Line. Ms. Burden holds a Master of Science degree in Urban Planning and an Honorary Doctorate of Law, both from Columbia University.