Adam Freed works in the Sustainability Practice at Bloomberg Associates, a pro bono consultant service established by Michael Bloomberg to help cities improve the quality of life for their citizens. Previously, he was the deputy managing director of The Nature Conservancy’s Global Water Program, where he focused on helping cities have safe, sustainable and reliable water supplies and on mitigating corporate water risks.
Prior to The Nature Conservancy, Freed served as the deputy director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, where he oversaw the implementation of and process to update the city’s long-term sustainability plan (PlaNYC) and advised the Mayor on sustainability and climate-related issues. In this role, Freed developed and managed the city’s climate resilience program. Before joining the Bloomberg Administration, he was the assistant comptroller for NYC in the Office of the New York State Comptroller, where he led the review of large-scale economic development projects and crafted corporate governance strategies for the state’s $150 billion retirement fund.
Freed received his master’s in Urban Planning from New York University was a Mel King Community Fellow at MIT. He currently resides in NYC with his wife and two sons and is a lecturer at Columbia University and a member of the NYC Water Board.