Founding Principal + CEO
Rebecca is an urban planning strategist who delivers high-impact projects for clients across scales and sectors.
Rebecca Karp is Founding Principal and CEO of Karp Strategies. Utilizing a data-driven, qualitative and place-based approach to planning, Rebecca has grown her WBE-, SBE- and DBE- certified company into one of the leading women-owned urban planning businesses in New York. With extensive experience in planning, analysis and stakeholder development, Rebecca is a trusted advisor to real estate developers, energy companies, community organizations, and government agencies across the nation. She is a board member for the Center for Urban Pedagogy and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of Preservation, Architecture, and Planning. Rebecca is an alumna of Interise’s Strategic Steps for Growth MBA at NYU Stern, MIT DUSP, Bowdoin College and Coro Leadership New York. Rebecca began her career as a policy advisor on workforce and economic development, resiliency and transportation at city and regional agencies. A Hudson Valley native, Rebecca lives in Brooklyn with her husband Jason and dog Quincy.