people | place | planet
Internationally recognized expert in equitable urban planning and design, climate adaptation, resilience, and nature-based strategies, offering services in planning & policy development, community engagement, qualitative research and social impact and sustainability strategy.
Lida (Meliha) Aljabar is an urban planner, educator and social impact strategist with over a decade of experience in urban planning and development, climate adaptation planning, and urban policy across the United States.
As Director of Climate Resiliency Planning at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Lida led initiatives addressing climate equity, affordable housing and neighborhood infrastructure in New York City. Previously, she led the national Climate-Smart Cities program at The Trust for Public Land, advancing green infrastructure and civic technology for climate action, and has experience executing public-private partnerships for public spaces in the Washington, DC area.
Lida is a certified planner and an educator of urban planning and design at Pratt Institute and Syracuse University.
[climate justice framework]
[programming + civic technology]
Environmental stewardship as community reclamation [book chapter]
Photo: Mike Harrington