Michael Fishman is an
urban design and strategic infrastructure
specialist for Halcrow, an international
consultancy. Since 1989, Michael has been
working with environmental artist Michael
Singer on infrastructure projects in the
U.S. and abroad. In 1995, Michael helped
start a 60-person traffic and transportation
infrastructure consulting firm in Lower
Manhattan. Clients ranged from Consolidated
Edison of New York and The Battery Park
City Authority to Madison Square Garden,
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Mayor
of Windsor, Ontario.
He earned his Masters Degree
in Architecture from Tulane University
in New Orleans, LA, where he focused
on how cities prone to crisis prepare
and repair their infrastructure systems.
Following Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Michael
began his focus on geographies planning
for and undergoing natural disaster recovery.
His planning and rebuilding experiences
include Dade County Florida, the Mississippi
River flood zones, and Lower Manhattan
post 9/11. Michael is currently teaching
Urban Design and Planning at Columbia
University in the City of New York.