New York City
New York, NY 10004
Laurie is the national senior program director for resilience initiatives at Enterprise Community Partners. She oversees Enterprise’s efforts to preserve and protect affordable housing across the nation from the risks and impacts of natural hazards. Her team assists CDCs, cities and states in a wide range of communities across the nation to develop housing that can sustain impacts of natural hazards and incorporate innovative resiliency ideas, technical assistance and advocacy support into post-event reconstruction of communities. Laurie is committed to building climate resilient housing across the nation, developing strategic and action-oriented programs that help vulnerable communities mitigate the impacts of natural hazards with public and private sector partners.
Prior to joining Enterprise, Laurie developed a series of pioneering infrastructure projects in California, including San Francisco’s award-winning Eco Center at Herons’ Head Park. She led the efforts to develop and pass the nation’s first utility-sponsored environmental justice policy. Laurie also helped create the first rooftop urban-agriculture STEM education lab in New York City and assisted with a series of first-generation policies, programs and legislation to encourage development of green and resilient infrastructure across the region.
Laurie has a master’s in urban planning from the City University of New York and a bachelor’s from Smith College.