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Sarah Wu

The City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability
Deputy Director for Planning
Sarah Wu most recently served as the Deputy Director for Planning in the City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability.  Sarah managed the City of Philadelphia’s climate adaptation planning and oversaw the 2016 update of the City’s sustainability plan, Greenworks: A Vision for a Sustainable Philadelphia.  She also co-chairs the Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council, which facilitates the development of policies that improve Philadelphians’ access to food that is healthy, affordable, sustainable, and fair. Prior to joining the Office of Sustainability, Sarah helped implement Opportunity NYC, an incentive program working to improve the health, employment, and education of New Yorkers in poverty, and researched national environmental policies at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC. Sarah holds an undergraduate degree from Williams College and a Masters in Urban Planning from New York University.