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Environment & Climate Resilience

We partner with public, private, and nonprofit sector institutions to take on a range of projects seeking to mitigate the impacts of climate change, strengthen communities’ resilience in the face of catastrophic climate events, and address histories of inequitable climate burdens.

Public Works Partners

Are you thinking about the impacts that climate change and natural disasters have on your community and what your organization can do to proactively meet these challenges?

Public Works collaborates with public, private, and nonprofit sector institutions to drive investments in climate and environmental resilience. We approach our environment and climate resilience through an equity lens, supporting the creation and implementation of strategies that benefit disadvantaged communities and those who have historically borne the burden of climate change.

We develop community impact assessments using demographic, health, and environmental data to understand the existing conditions and needs within environmental justice communities and build stakeholder and community engagement strategies to ensure impactful and sustainable projects. We leverage our collective project management and strategic skills to design and implement wide reaching, multi-million-dollar green infrastructure initiatives. This includes performing hazard and vulnerability analysis and developing climate change projections and models using mapping and visualization tools to support implementation.

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Our Impact

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Shaped and implemented a dynamic, comprehensive, and collaborative stakeholder engagement strategy for New York City Economic Development Corporation's (NYCEDC) Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan. The Master Plan projects to invest between $5 to $7 billion into Lower Manhattan’s shoreline and reimagines a 21st Century resilient waterfront to withstand severe coastal storms and rising sea levels.

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Developed stakeholder engagement strategy and managed proposal writing for Volvo Technology of America's The Bronx Is Breathing project, a grand prize winner of NYSERDA’s Clean Transportation Program.

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Wrote workforce development and stakeholder engagement strategies - with particular emphasis on disadvantaged communities, just transition workers, and environmental justice communities - and built a network of community and workforce development partners for Rise Light & Power's offshore wind proposal to NYSERDA.

Celeste Frye, AICP

Founder & CEO

Melissa Lee, CNU-A


Moe Magali


Benjamin Martinez Newman

Senior Manager

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