Stacey Anderson has built her career around a passion for fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, unlocking capacity, and effecting meaningful change in cities. She is currently the Associate Director of Business Development & Special Initiatives at the Van Alen Institute, where she convenes design professionals and stakeholders to tackle the most urgent urban challenges. Prior to Van Alen, Stacey worked as director of programs at the leading civic advocacy organization, The Municipal Art Society (MAS), and co-founded an adaptive-reuse park initiative in Brooklyn called The Tanks. Stacey was a participant in the civic leadership program, Coro (LNY29), and holds her Master’s degree in Urban Social Policy from the University of Amsterdam. Her thesis research examined the effects of gentrification on immigrant communities in post-reunified Berlin, Germany.
- Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge - An international design competition that aims to spark a new public conversation about New York City’s infrastructure.
- Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition 2019
- Healthy Brain, Healthy Cities - A report investigation how cities impact people physically, emotionally, and neurologically.