Pamela Puchalski

Pamela Puchalski
Senior Fellow, Resilient Communities Program
My experience and deep interests:
I am based in: New York City
THNK connection: THNKer , VAN Class 1

I am an urban planner and community development expert. Working in the U.S. and internationally, I develop strategies to build the capacity and influence of civic organizations and local government.


A specialist in neighborhood revitalization, economic development and city-to-city learning and collaboration, I have extensive experience implementing high-impact projects such as Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities and the Global Cities Initiative at Brookings Institution.


I am currently helping to launch The Africa Center in New York City, a new civic space bridging policy, business and culture. Pamela holds a M.S. in Urban Planning from Columbia University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Maryland with degrees in Economics and Literature.