New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the appointment of Edith Hsu-Chen MUP ’97 as Executive Director of the NYC Department of City Planning. Edith served as the Manhattan Borough Director for City Planning since 2008. In her new role, she will oversee and implement the Mayor’s development agenda, promoting inclusive, equitable growth throughout the five boroughs and putting the city on a path toward robust recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Edith currently serves as a member of the GSD Alumni Council.

“I am incredibly honored to be named Executive Director for the Department of City Planning. I have spent my career at DCP – a community where extraordinary professionals work side by side with the public to help build New York City’s brightest future.  I am thrilled to work alongside incoming City Planning Commissioner Dan Garodnick, and I thank him, Deputy Mayor Torres-Springer, and Mayor Adams for the faith they have placed in me and for the service to this city we will forge in the coming years,” said incoming Department of City Planning Executive Director Edith Hsu-Chen.

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