A licensed architect with over 15 years experience, Laurie Kerr is a leader in the development of green building and urban sustainability policy. As Deputy Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability, she was responsible for developing the city’s signature green building policies, including the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan, the NYC Green Codes Task Force, the Mayoral Challenges to Universities and Hospitals, and the Energy-Aligned Lease. Subsequently she was the Founding Director of the City Energy Project at the Natural Resources Defense Council, a project that is bringing energy efficiency to scale nationally by helping major American cities craft policies similar to New York’s. Kerr was awarded the AIANY’s Public Architect Award in 2012, and serves on numerous boards, including Green Light New York, AIANY, and the Global Cool Cities Alliance. She holds a BA in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale, an MS in Applied Physics from Cornell, and an MArch. from Harvard.