NH Dec 2015

Nicholas Hamilton is an urbanist, designer and public policy professional who works to advance sustainability, equity and economic prosperity goals.  

As an urban innovator and advocate Nick draws from experience launching and leading a diverse set of urban initiatives from a national network focused on revitalizing America’s legacy cities to founding the 1500 member NYC-Metro Urban Sustainability Meetup group.  

Recent publications:

  • Preservation in Middle Neighborhoods: Promising Results in Ohio, Community Development Investment Review, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, 2016: bit.ly/2mxzmh5
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Delivers More Than Iconic Design, Next City, 2016:  bit.ly/1ordEfX

Recent speaking engagements:

  • Lecture: Legacy City Futures, Hudson Valley Initiative, GSAPP, Columbia University 2017
  • Lecture: Welcoming Strategies in America’s Legacy Cities, UN Habitat, 2016: bit.ly/2nKhUas  (at 1:06)


  • Next City Vanguard, 2013
  • Leous-Parry Award for Progressive Sustainability, 2011

I’m always happy to speak with others interested in urban policy.  You can reach me at: