Deputy Director, Energy & Environment, Regional Planning Association
Lucrecia Montemayor is Deputy Director for Energy and Environment at RPA. Her research and planning work supports RPA’s aim at fostering an economically diverse, sustainable and resilient region. She is a Forefront Fellow in the Urban Design Forum class of 2016. Currently, her work involves projects related to adapting to climate change and rising seas, as well as managing the design initiative for the fourth regional plan. Her research for the fourth regional plan focuses on developing scenarios of the New York metropolitan region, which are foundational to the plan’s recommendations and public engagement activities.
Before joining RPA, Lucrecia worked on the Urban Waterfront Adaptive Strategies study led by New York City’s Department of City Planning. Originally from Mexico, she worked as a researcher and consultant in northern Mexico and as an architect and urban designer at arquitectura 911sc in Mexico City. She received a master’s in urban planning from Columbia University and a master’s in city design and social science from the London School of Economics. She has a B.A. in architecture from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico.