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Carter Craft

Visiting Assistant Professor


Carter Craft is a Senior Economic Officer at the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. He is an urban planner with more than twenty years of experience specializing in water, education, transportation and land use in and around New York City. Carter’s work helps people rethink and reestablish their relationship to the waterways through more balanced use and stewardship of the water. These efforts include a range of innovations in public policy and projects, including the creation of the New York City Council Waterfronts Committee, a “water use” plan for the East River, and the Waterfront21C. and “Blue Links” agendas, which brought together the grass-roots and the grass-tops. Carter also worked as the Director of Long Range Planning and Development for the New York Harbor School, where he oversaw the development of the first oyster hatchery in NY Harbor in almost 100 years and the first green building on Governors Island. During his non-profit career, he organized the development of the first “living bulkhead” developed in NYC, the first use of bio-fuel to power an historic ship, and pilot projects through which ASTM standards for recycled plastic lumber in the marine environment were created. He teaches at Pratt Institute and for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center. He is an avid cyclist, licensed USCG Captain, and member of the Community Emergency Response Team in Hoboken, New Jersey. His work now focuses on sharing knowledge and best practices in the areas of climate change, water, and infrastructure between the Netherlands and the northeastern United States.

B.A. in Economics with a Minor in Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1993)
Master of Urban Planning, New York University Wagner School of Public Service (1998)