Alice Shay is a city planner and urban designer with 10 years of experience in New York City and beyond. Leading urban design and strategic planning projects with Buro Happold’s Cities team, Alice brings insights for the delivery of a high quality public realm for a range of users, accessible and sustainable community development approaches, strategic planning and project management for large interdisciplinary teams, and the invention of innovation processes to identify implementable and novel solutions for intractable urban development challenges. During her time at Buro Happold, Alice has managed the Reimagine the Canals competition and strategy development processes for the New York State Canal System and the streetscape of Lower Manhattan.
Before joining Buro Happold’s Cities team, Alice worked with Bloomberg Associates on the Urban Planning, Sustainability, and Municipal Integrity teams. At Bloomberg, Alice managed urban design and strategic planning projects for cities across the US, Latin America, and Europe. Prior to this, she worked with WXY Architecture and Urban Design. While at WXY, Alice managed the firm’s contribution to the NYC Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, the HUD Rebuild by Design initiative, and the Strategic Plan for the QueensWay, a potential linear park in Queens, NY.
Additionally, Alice has conducted research in residence at the Strelka Institute in Moscow and consulted for public realm strategies in London. Alice has a B.A. from Brown University and a Master in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.