Former Executive Director of New York City Department of Planning
Purnima Kapur is the Executive Director of New York City Department of City Planning (DCP).
She oversees the Agency’s five Borough offices as well as all Central Planning divisions.
Working closely with the Chairman of the City Planning Commission, Ms. Kapur is a key advisor to the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development on planning, housing and economic development issues. Ms. Kapur leads the Department in its work program which includes promoting transit-oriented growth, housing production and affordability, economic development and resilient and sustainable communities across the five boroughs.
Currently she is overseeing DCP’s five-borough Neighborhood Planning and housing initiatives, a key part of the Mayor’s Housing Plan, as well as major economic development initiatives including the Greater East Midtown Plan.
Prior to assuming this position she was Director of the Brooklyn Office of City Planning and Director of the Bronx Office before that. In these roles she led high priority and transformative projects including development in GreenpointWilliamsburg, Downtown Brooklyn, Coney Island, Yankee Stadium and Port Morris.