Max is an advocate, urban planner and researcher working to strengthen communities through equity-driven community-based planning.


As an Analyst with Karp Strategies, Max works with clients to provide strategic planning, economic analysis and stakeholder engagement strategies. Max developed research and qualitative analyses for a major mixed-use development in Long Island City and prepared community workshops for neighborhood-based transportation planning processes. Max joins Karp Strategies after holding positions with the South Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation, New York City Council, and Municipal Art Society. Before transitioning to a career in urban planning, Max worked at several prominent New York City arts institutions in educational and administrative capacities. He has a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning from the Pratt Institute.

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AREAs of expertise

Stakeholder Engagement


Qualitative Research


Economic & Community Development


Data Collection & Analysis


Strategic Planning