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Hillary Brown
Fellow Emerita

Hillary Brown, FAIA is Professor of Architecture at the City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture. She is Director of CCNY’s interdisciplinary master’s program: Sustainability in the Urban Environment, developed with the Grove School of Engineering and CCNY’s Division of Science.

Hillary Brown’s two books focus on new paradigms for infrastructure planning and development: Next Generation Infrastructure: Principles for Post-Industrial Public Works (2014), and Infrastructural Ecologies: Alternative Development Models for Emerging Economies (2017). Hillary recently served for six years on the Board of Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment under the National Research Council of the National Academies. She is a Senior Policy Fellow with the CUNY Institute for Urban Systems, Affiliated Faculty with CUNY’s Advanced Science Research Center, and a Senior Policy Advisor at the Ecologic Institute, U.S. In 2019, she was elected to the National Academy of Construction.

While Assistant Commissioner at the City of New York’s Department of Design and Construction, Hillary founded the Office of Sustainable Design in 1996, and was managing editor and co-author of the City’s internationally recognized High Performance Building Guidelines as well as its  High Performance Infrastructure: Best Practices for the Public Right-Of-Way.  Hillary has delivered well over one hundred fifty presentations across the U.S., as well as in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. A 1999 Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, she was a 2001 Robert Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.

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