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Zach Youngerman - Senior Manager
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Zach Youngerman

Consultant

Zach leverages his urban planning training and partnership building expertise to lead resilience and sustainability projects for municipalities, agencies, and non-profits.

Zach is an urban planner focused on creating interventions that support municipal and regional initiatives around environmental performance. He has extensive experience working with government leaders and agency staff to develop and implement programs that promote adaptation, sustainability, and resilience. Zach has developed a deep understanding of all components of environmental planning through his work with non-profits, design firms, and municipal agencies, which positions him to bring a practical, well-rounded approach to each project.
 

Experience
  • Developed the vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategies for the City of Los Altos’s State-mandated Climate Action & Adaptation Plan
  • While at WSP, successfully led business development for and managed project to create a Flood Resilience Handbook for Public Access Sites along the Hudson River for NYS DEC
  • Coordinated project planning and public engagement for New York City’s $1.5B Green Infrastructure Program across several internal Bureaus while working as a Project Manager at NYC Environmental Protection
  • Designed, analyzed and drafted policies for the launch of a politically sensitive $40M/year stormwater fee to meet the City of Mississauga’s fiscal resilience and climate adaptation needs
  • He earned a Master in City Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA in Urban Studies at Brown University. He is certified as an Envision Sustainability Professional
Outside of Public Works Partners
  • Serves as a board member of City as Living Laboratory focusing on daylighting Tibbetts Brook in the North Bronx
  • He has written about improving cities in publications like the Boston Globe, City Lab, and Urban Omnibus
  • He is a proud new father and aspiring “cool dad”
  • Loves small projects from gardening to restoring salvaged street finds
Zach Youngerman - Senior Manager

Zach Youngerman

Consultant

Zach leverages his urban planning training and partnership building expertise to lead resilience and sustainability projects for municipalities, agencies, and non-profits.

Zach is an urban planner focused on creating interventions that support municipal and regional initiatives around environmental performance. He has extensive experience working with government leaders and agency staff to develop and implement programs that promote adaptation, sustainability, and resilience. Zach has developed a deep understanding of all components of environmental planning through his work with non-profits, design firms, and municipal agencies, which positions him to bring a practical, well-rounded approach to each project.
 

Experience
  • Developed the vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategies for the City of Los Altos’s State-mandated Climate Action & Adaptation Plan
  • While at WSP, successfully led business development for and managed project to create a Flood Resilience Handbook for Public Access Sites along the Hudson River for NYS DEC
  • Coordinated project planning and public engagement for New York City’s $1.5B Green Infrastructure Program across several internal Bureaus while working as a Project Manager at NYC Environmental Protection
  • Designed, analyzed and drafted policies for the launch of a politically sensitive $40M/year stormwater fee to meet the City of Mississauga’s fiscal resilience and climate adaptation needs
  • He earned a Master in City Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA in Urban Studies at Brown University. He is certified as an Envision Sustainability Professional
Outside of Public Works Partners
  • Serves as a board member of City as Living Laboratory focusing on daylighting Tibbetts Brook in the North Bronx
  • He has written about improving cities in publications like the Boston Globe, City Lab, and Urban Omnibus
  • He is a proud new father and aspiring “cool dad”
  • Loves small projects from gardening to restoring salvaged street finds
Areas of Work

Program Design & Implementation

Project Management

Planning & Stewardship of the Public Realm

Partnership Development

Connect
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