New York City
New York, NY 10004
Laurie is national program director for resilience initiative for Enterprise Community Partners, a national nonprofit that makes well-designed homes affordable and strengthens communities. She oversees Enterprise’s efforts to develop climate-resilient communities, helping them prepare for and respond to extreme weather events and other emergencies. Her team assists CDCs, cities and states that want to protect their communities, particularly those with significant numbers of low-income Americans.
Prior to joining Enterprise, Laurie developed innovative projects in California, including San Francisco’s award-winning Eco Center at Herons’ Head Park, and led the effort to develop and pass the nation’s first utility-sponsored environmental justice policy. In New York City she helped create first rooftop urban-agriculture STEM education lab and is a leader in advocating for Zone Green, a set of zoning amendments, accompanied by supporting city and state legislation, to remove impediments to the construction and retrofitting of green buildings.
Laurie has a master’s in urban planning from the City University of New York and a B.A. from Smith College.