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Philip Mark Plotch is an assistant professor of political science and the director of the master of public administration program at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City, N.J. He has also taught as an adjunct in the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College.

Before joining Saint Peter's University, Plotch was the director of World Trade Center redevelopment and special projects at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, where he helped lead the nation's efforts to rebuild Lower Manhattan after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Previously, he served as the manager of planning and policy at the New York City region's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where he planned transportation improvements, developed strategic business plans and created a region-wide plan to integrate new technologies.

Plotch is the author of the 2015 book Politics Across the Hudson: The Tappan Zee Megaproject. He is now writing a book about New York City's Second Avenue subway. He received his master's degree in urban planning degree from Hunter College and his Ph.D. in public and urban policy from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School.

December 21, 2017

Effective Collaboration in an Unlikely Place

A 16-agency coalition in the New York City area offers lessons for other regions.