Amy Chester is the Managing Director for Rebuild by Design, an organization formed to run the Hurricane Sandy Design Competition, which resulted in over $1 billion in awards from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to seven projects to address structural and social vulnerabilities. Now working with 100 Resilient Cities, Rebuild is bringing its approach to cities in the U.S. and around the world. Amy brings her nearly 20 years in municipal policy, community engagement, real estate development and communications to advocate for the urban environment. Previously, Chester worked for NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Legislative Affairs and as a Senior Policy Advisor where she was responsible for the public engagement strategy of PlaNYC, the Mayor’s sustainability agenda, which included initiatives such as the Million Trees Campaign, congestion pricing, and the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan. Chester has worked at the NY City Council and more than a dozen electoral and issue based campaigns, as well as working to build affordable housing and provide benefits to freelance workers.