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Karp Strategies is an equity-driven WBE/DBE/SBE - certified urban strategy consultancy founded in 2015 that has become the go-to firm for community-economic development planning, community and stakeholder engagement, and real estate and urban planning strategy, design, and implementation.  


We take analysis of data, people, and place to action so that government agencies, private companies, and non-profit organizations can make better decisions, avoid painful project delays, and create shared value while maximizing return.  


Our holistic approach, combining design-thinking and market analysis, helps our clients move their projects forward to build better communities and stronger cities. 

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Recognized by our partners and clients as more than just single problem-solvers, we are strategic partners and collaborators, working in lockstep to provide long-term systems solutions that bring value long after our work is over.  


We are committed to growing stronger communities, thriving and inclusive economies, and amazing public realms. In practice, we both independently lead projects and subcontract to or team with other firms to provide specific services and lead through collaboration.


Clients and partners come to Karp Strategies to seek strategic advisement, analysis, and execution on complex urban issues across a range of topics, and because we deliver - every time. 

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Started by Rebecca Karp in 2015, Karp Strategies is comprised of a team of dynamic policy and planning leaders who actively teach, engage in, and innovate within the urban planning field.


Our team is intersectional in nature, balancing a strong foundation in community-economic development, real estate and urban planning, infrastructure/transportation, and community engagement with specialities in the industrial and manufacturing sector, workforce development strategy, public policy, and sustainability.  


We celebrate the immense diversity of our region and have built a team that reflects this to bring multi-lingual, holistic planning solutions to our clients across the five boroughs and beyond. 




As a firm, we place curiosity, dialogue, and inquiry firmly at the heart of our work to keep our pulse on an evolving field and bring fresh eyes to complex urban issues.  


In any given week, you’ll find us exploring a new policy proposal, developing a new analytical methodology, exploring a new neighborhood or development, or honing our skills at trainings that benefit our projects.  


Karp Strategies maintains a robust in-house professional development program where the goals of team members are matched with opportunities to join organizations, attend events and conferences, and develop leadership skills. This ensures our team stays fresh with an eye on the field to the benefit of team learning and client goals alike. 

At Our Core
Working With Us
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A Culture of Inquiry
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