Adam Freed works in the Sustainability Practice at Bloomberg Associates, a pro bono consultant service established by former mayor Michael Bloomberg to help cities improve the quality of life for their citizens. Previously, he was the Deputy Managing Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Global Freshwater Program, where he focused on helping cities have safe, sustainable, and reliable water supplies through investments in natural infrastructure and sound resource allocation policies and on mitigating water risks in corporate supply chains.
Prior to the Conservancy, Adam served as the Deputy Director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, where he oversaw the implementation of and process to update the city’s long-term sustainability plan (PlaNYC) and advised the Mayor on sustainability and climate-related issues. In this role, Adam developed and managed the city’s climate resilience program. Before joining the Bloomberg Administration, he was the Assistant Comptroller for NYC in the Office of the New York State Comptroller, where he led the review of large-scale economic development projects and crafted corporate governance strategies for the State’s $150 billion state retirement fund.
Adam received his master's in Urban Planning from New York University and was a Mel King Community Fellow at MIT. He currently resides on the Lower East Side of New York City with his wife and two sons and is a Lecturer at Columbia University and a member of the NYC Water Board.