Amy Armstrong

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As VP for Knowledge and Impact, Amy is developing and leading a new unit at 100RC dedicated to advancing our understanding of urban resilience challenges and evaluating the impact of our programs. By more strategically capturing and sharing the knowledge 100RC and its partners generate, the Knowledge & Impact team hopes to influence better program design and delivery, advocate for more effective practitioner and policy work, and advance our larger mission of building a global urban resilience movement. Prior to this role, Amy was Director for City Relationships, where she helped set the strategic vision for 100RC’s partnership with cities, and managed a team of resilience professionals who collaborate with member cities to develop and implement their resilience strategies.

She brings to the 100RC team extensive experience advancing equitable and effective urban policy, and a track record of fostering greater collaboration across diverse partners and sectors. Most recently she spent six years at New York University, including both serving as Director of Communications, Global Strategy and Partnerships for NYU’s Marron Institute, and as Communications and Policy Director for NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, one of the nation’s leading research centers on housing, land use and urban affairs. Prior to her work in academia, Amy has significant experience working for local governments and non-profits on program development, strategic planning, external affairs and policy research and analysis.

She has authored more than a dozen policy papers and has served as Adjunct Faculty at The New School for Management and Urban Policy. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Reed College; an MSc in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics; and was a New York City Urban Fellow and a Coro Leadership New York Fellow.