Amanda Burden

Amanda M. Burden is Chair of the New York City Planning Commission and Director of the Department of City Planning. Museum Director Paul Thompson characterizes Burden as “a civic leader widely recognized for her generous community spirit and dedication to design excellence.” From 1983 to 1990, Burden was responsible for the planning and design of Battery Park City. Under Burden’s direction, the Department of City Planning is spearheading an unprecedented number of redevelopment efforts citywide. Burden has served as Chair of the Board of Creative Time, Inc. and as a member of the Boards of the Center for Arts Education, the Nature Conservancy, the Architectural League, and the Fund for the City of New York.

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