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Margaret Newman

Former Chief of Staff
New York City Department of Transportation
Margaret Newman is a Principal in Arup’s New York office. With over 25 years of experience as an architect and urban planner in New York, Margaret has extensive experience building complex projects in the public realm.
Ms. Newman has coordinated and managed the needs of multiple stakeholders: city and state agencies, private sector and real estate industry clients, community and non-profit organizations, identified funding needs for complex projects as well as permit approval process for city agencies, design commission and landmarks. She has managed a wide range of project consultants including civil and transportation engineering, structural, MEP, acoustic, lighting, product, furniture, graphic design, site and landscape design.
Working across the many disciplines of engineering and design, Ms. Newman is designing public realm projects that are not only strategic and economical, but also projects that prioritize people to better integrate planning and transportation into the fabric and context of cities.  Prior to joining Arup, Ms. Newman headed up her own consulting firm More Urban, advising on design, urban planning, and development projects.  Under Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Sadik-Khan, Ms. Newman served as Chief of Staff at the New York City Department of Transportation where she directed major agency projects including the capital construction plan for Times Square.

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