Amy Chester

Rebuild by Design

Amy Chester works to create solutions for complex issues at the nexus of urbanism, politics, design, and community engagement. She is the managing director of Rebuild by Design, bringing its collaborative research and design approach to address climate challenges in cities in the U.S. and around the world. 

Chester worked for NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg where she was part of the team who created PlaNYC, the Mayor’s sustainability agenda, and as the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Legislative Affairs.  Previously, Chester has worked at the NY City Council and more than a dozen electoral and issue-based campaigns, as well as working to build affordable housing to low income New Yorkers.