Appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio
Carl is currently a Senior Advisor at HR&A, and recently served as Chairman of the New York City Planning Commission and Director of the New York City Department of City Planning. Prior to these appointments, Carl was a Partner at HR&A, where he managed the successful rezoning of the Hudson Square area in Manhattan. Preceding his initial tenure at HR&A, Carl led efforts to revitalize Times Square from the late 1970’s through the early 1990’s, and Lower Manhattan, both pre- and post-9/11.
Carl is the former chairman of the New York State Health Foundation, and a former Trustee of the Ford Foundation and the Urban Land Institute. He is also a former full-time faculty member at New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate, where he served as Academic Chair of the Concentration in Global Real Estate. Carl is also a Senior Fellow at NYU’s Marron Institute of Urban Management. He is a graduate of Cornell University and NYU School of Law.