Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives, The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS). Previously, Director of Urban Design & Strategy, NYC Public Design Commission, NYC Public Design Commission
Rebecca is an urban strategist and transdisciplinary designer committed to advancing the holistic, equitable, and resilient design of the built environment and public realm. She currently serves as the senior manager of strategic initiatives at The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS). Prior to joining MAS in the fall of 2023, Rebecca was the director of urban design & strategy at the NYC Public Design Commission, where she worked at the intersection of design and policy, overseeing the review of complex mixed-use capital projects with a focus on the provisioning of public space, housing, and urban systems. Leading a portfolio of the Commission’s collaborative cross-sector initiatives, Rebecca also oversaw interagency working groups for urban design and alternative project delivery. She is the managing editor of Designing New York: Quality Affordable Housing and co-author of Women-Designed NYC and Prefabrication in the Public Realm. As an Urban Design Forum Forefront Fellow for Turning the Heat, she researched the risks of extreme heat to advance public health equity and climate justice.