Senior Advisor and Director of Global Partnerships, DUSP MIT
Andrew Altman is an internationally recognized leader in transforming cities, urban planning and the development of large-scale urban projects. Andy was the founding Chief Executive Officer of the London Olympic Park Legacy Company in London, England from 2009-2012 where he led the master development of the largest regeneration project in the United Kingdom. Before being recruited to London for the 2012 Olympics, he was the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Planning, and Director of Commerce, for the City of Philadelphia under Mayor Michael Nutter where he chaired the Delaware River Waterfront Development Corporation and the Philadelphia City Planning Commission Andy first established himself as an internationally recognized urban planner in Washington, DC as the city's Planning Director under Mayor Anthony Williams where he built the department into a national model for visionary urban planning. Mr. Altman has held numerous fellowships and teaching positions, including: The Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; German Marshall Fund Transatlantic Fellowship in Europe; and a Lady Davis Fellow at the Technion- University in Israel.