Annie White
Director

Annie navigates government operations and succinctly communicates complex data to advocate for policies and urban development that strengthen communities and promote equitable wealth creation.

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ABOUT
Annie

Annie is an urban planner and trained architect with expertise in local government operations, real estate strategy, and economic development. In Annie’s five years at the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP), she gained fluency in zoning and land use mechanisms while serving as a project manager for developments and initiatives in neighborhoods ranging from East Harlem to SoHo. As the planner liaison and project manager for Hudson Yards and Chelsea, Annie was recognized at DCP for managing the largest number of public and private applications in the Department. She represented DCP in major city initiatives such as the Garment Center rezoning and the SoHo-NoHo envisioning process. Annie has also researched and crafted policy recommendations to better engage M/WBEs and employee-owned cooperatives in forthcoming investments in carbon-reducing building retrofits as a Forefront Fellow with the Urban Design Forum.

As a Director at Karp Strategies, Annie utilizes her knowledge and expertise to craft evidence-based and holistic real estate and economic development strategies.

Annie obtained a Master of Urban Planning from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. In her work, Annie is committed to thoughtful community engagement and transparency in the planning process. On the weekends, Annie can be found at Domino Park playing sand volleyball or on her stoop with a good book.

AREAs of expertise
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Urban Development

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Real Estate Advisory

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Stakeholder Engagement

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Strategic Planning

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Economic & Community Development

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Policy Design, Development & Analysis

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Urban Design

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Project Management