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Senior Manager

Jordan Cosby

Jordan Cosby

Brings stakeholder engagement and place-based planning expertise to create urban planning solutions for complex resilience, transportation, and infrastructure projects.

About Jordan

As a Senior Manager on the Client Services team, Jordan acts as an Engagement Lead across several projects, which includes working hand in hand with clients to develop and shape projects. As an urban planner and connector, she thrives on aligning Public Works’ tools and expertise to empower communities traditionally left out of planning processes and build inclusive, resilient cities, in partnership with government, private, and nonprofit clients. For Barretto Bay Strategies and Volvo Technology of America, LLC, Jordan led proposal writing, project management, and the development of a community engagement plan for The Bronx is Breathing project, supporting a compelling strategy to promote economic development and improve air quality in a disadvantaged neighborhood in the Bronx. Having won a Clean Transportation Prize award from NYSERDA, Jordan is now implementing the community engagement strategy in partnership with Volvo and Hunts Point community organizations. Jordan also developed a multidimensional engagement and investment strategy for the Attentive Energy One project. The engagement strategy focused creating pathways for the local workforce, disadvantaged communities, and community organizations to build an equitable offshore wind talent pipeline and advance a just transition and environmental justice. Jordan joined Public Works Partners in 2021 as a Manager and was promoted to Senior Manager in 2024.

Prior to joining Public Works Partners, Jordan worked for major nonprofits to advance youth advocacy, participatory planning, and climate change adaptation initiatives. She led fundraising campaigns and board management for the Boy Scouts of America, Greater New York Councils. Jordan also created a child-inclusive urban and resilience planning handbook for UNICEF and published the organization’s inaugural report on the current and projected impacts of climate change on children at the annual Conference of Parties (COP21). In the aftermath of the 2017 Puebla earthquake in Mexico City, Jordan worked with World Resources Institute, Mexico to publish a policy planning manual and community engagement manual to promote an integrated system of urban planning grounded in resilience planning, public-private coordination, public participation in the planning process, and open governance.

Jordan holds a master’s in urban planning from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in public administration and policy from California State University, Monterey Bay.

Jordan by the Metrics

  • Tea collection: 50+
  • Signature cocktail recipes: 10+ (my current go-to is a New York Sour)
  • Peloton bike rides: 500 and counting

Service Areas

Place-based Planning

Stakeholder Engagement

Project Management & Implementation


Transportation & Infrastructure

Environment & Climate Resilience

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Digital Games Industry 2021 Economic Impact Study

New Strategies for a New Reality: Cloudburst Flooding

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