Peter Jenkins is an interdisciplinary urban policy professional with extensive experience in energy, transportation, and sustainability. Peter joins 100 Resilient Cities after four years with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, where he most recently managed the agency’s Enterprise Risk Management program and led an agency-wide scenario planning workshop and strategic action plan. Previously, Peter served as a Port Authority Leadership Fellow, completing assignments on post-Sandy recovery and resilience, corporate relocation to the World Trade Center, and asset management at Newark Liberty International Airport, as part of the two-year rotational leadership development program. Earlier in his career, Peter worked with the non-profit Alliance to Save Energy, where he developed and managed energy efficiency education programs in partnership with Investor-Owned Utilities, K-12 school districts, and universities throughout California.
Peter holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Politics and Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as Master of International Affairs and Master of Science in Urban Planning degrees from Columbia University. While at Columbia, Peter completed studio projects on community development, eco-regional planning, and livability in Amman, Jordan; Quy Nhon, Vietnam; and Bangalore, India; and supported implementation of New York City’s Comprehensive Waterfront Plan and PlaNYC initiatives while interning with the New York City Economic Development Corporation and New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services.