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Mary Rowe

Executive Vice President

Mary is the Executive Vice President of the Municipal Art Society, a century-old advocacy organization working to promote the livability and resilience of New York City through effective urban planning, land use, design and civic engagement. Mary leads MAS programming and advocacy work in New York City for effective urban planning, land use and urban design and cultural development that strengthens the livability and resilience of the city and region. Duties include identifying thought-leadership related to MAS priorities and creating reciprocal linkages with other cities facing related challenges (and opportunities) to livability and resilience within the US/Canada and globally. Previously she spent five years learning about granular approaches to urban innovation while supporting the New Orleans Institute for Resilience and Innovation, a loose alliance of initiatives that emerged in response to the systemic collapses of 2005, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  Originally from Toronto, she has a particular interest in self-organization in cities, as the underpinning of urban social, economic, cultural and environmental resilience, and is a contributor to several volumes on urban life.