Deputy Director for Planning, Mayor's Office of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia
Sarah Wu is the Deputy Director for Planning in the City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability. Sarah manages the City of Philadelphia’s climate adaptation planning process and is overseeing the update of Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan. She also co-chairs the Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council, which facilitates the development of policies that improve access for Philadelphia residents to culturally appropriate, nutritionally sound, and affordable food that is grown locally through environmentally sustainable practices.
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; served on New York University’s Sustainability Task Force; 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.