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Rebecca Karp

Rebecca Karp

Managing Principal and CEO, Karp Strategies 

Workshop at OSW Grid & Transmission Summit:
Strategies to Mitigate Cable Landings Impacts 

Rebecca KarpRebecca Karp is Managing Principal and CEO of Karp Strategies. Utilizing a data-driven, qualitative, and place-based approach to planning, Rebecca has grown her WBE-, SBE- and DBE- certified company into one of the leading women-owned urban planning and real estate advisory businesses in New York.  

With extensive experience in planning, analysis and stakeholder development, Rebecca is a trusted advisor to real estate developers, energy companies, community organizations, and government agencies across the nation. In 2020, Karp Strategies launched a new practice area in renewable energy and offshore wind, building on the firm’s work. Under Rebecca’s leadership, Karp Strategies has supported NYSERDA with the creation of a free, open-source offshore wind curriculum aimed at teenagers and educators and developed the agency’s Guiding Principles for Stakeholder Engagement for developers; assessed the feasibility of port infrastructure for offshore wind; analyzed MWBE procurement in the supply chain in Maine; and supported Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind with their stakeholder engagement strategy. Today Rebecca oversees the firm’s work with Equinor, supporting Equinor in delivering its community benefits program and stakeholder outreach and engagement strategy.  

Rebecca is a board member of the Center for Urban Pedagogy and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of Preservation, Architecture, and Planning. Rebecca is an alumna of Interise’s Strategic Steps for Growth MBA at NYU Stern, MIT DUSP, Bowdoin College, and Coro Leadership New York. Rebecca began her career as a policy advisor on workforce and economic development, resiliency, and transportation at city and regional agencies