Amy Armstrong

Director, City Relationships

Amy is the Director of Relationship Management for 100 Resilient Cities, Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, where she works directly with a portfolio of global cities to develop and implement their resilience strategies. She brings to the 100 Resilient Cities team more than a decade of experience advancing equitable and effective urban policies, and a track record of fostering greater collaboration across diverse partners and sectors. Most recently, she managed the design, development and launch of New York University's Marron Institute—a $40 million initiative dedicated to interdisciplinary, international and applied research on cities and the urban environment. This built on her previous role as Communications and Policy Director for NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, where she directed public affairs and policy outreach and developed new tools for connecting the Center’s data and research with policymakers, practitioners and community groups. Additionally, she has a diverse background working for local governments and non-profits on program development, strategic planning, external affairs and policy research and analysis.

Amy’s policy expertise includes housing and land use, social inclusion and community and economic development. She has authored more than a dozen policy papers and has served as Adjunct Faculty at The New School for Management and Urban Policy. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Reed College; an MSc in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics; and was a New York City Urban Fellow and a Coro Leadership New York Fellow.