Deputy Director for Social Resiliency,
NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate Resiliency
Daphne Lundi is Deputy Director for Social Resiliency at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate Resiliency. Her work is focused on creating programs that strengthen and prepare NYC communities against climate change impacts. This includes projects aiming to increase awareness of heat-waves and heat risk in vulnerable communities, expanding green infrastructure investments that mitigate urban heat island effect, and identifying building retrofitting strategies for social infrastructure. Prior to that she was an urban planner at the NYC Department of City Planning working on resilient land use and zoning policy for Brooklyn coastal communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. She is a member of BlackSpace, a collective of Black urbanists that works to bridge the gaps between policy, people, and place to address inequality and injustice in the built environment.