A founding partner of AKRF, Debra Allee has more than 35 years of experience as a planner and manager of urban development, environmental, and transportation projects.
In that time, Ms. Allee has directed a wide range of environmental, economic, planning, and transportation studies, and has developed state-of-the-art methods for impact analyses. Ms. Allee is also a charter member of the American Institute of Certified Planners; has served as an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; and has participated on numerous panels addressing planning and environmental issues. Her ground-breaking work in the environmental review process has generated many key assignments, such as project director for preparation of the New York City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) Technical Manual, and director of environmental impact statements for major development projects, such as the 42nd Street Development Project, a 9 million-square-foot redevelopment in the heart of Times Square.
Ms. Allee is a graduate of Radcliffe College/Harvard University and has undertaken graduate studies in design at Yale University and in urban planning at New York University.