Hillary Brown is principal of New Civic Works, where she specializes in green design for infrastructure, public buildings, universities, and schools. While at the City of New York’s Department of Design and Construction, Hillary founded the Office of Sustainable Design and was managing editor and co-author of the city’s internationally recognized High Performance Building Guidelines. She has also authored Next Generation Infrastructure: Principles for Post-Industrial Public Works and co-authored High Performance Infrastructure: Best Practices for the Public Right-Of-Way and the U.S. Green Building Council’s State and Local Green Building Toolkit.
Hillary has delivered more than one hundred presentations over the last decade across the U.S., as well as in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She teaches sustainable design at Princeton, Columbia, and Bard, and is a Fellow of the Institute for Urban Systems at City University of New York. A graduate of the Yale University School of Architecture, she has been a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. Hillary has been a Board Director of the U.S. Green Building Council, and is currently a Board Member of the Healthy Schools Network.