Rohit (Rit) T. Aggarwala was Director of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability for the City of New York, serving as Mayor Bloomberg’s chief advisor on environmental policy. In this role, he led the creation of PlaNYC, the mayor’s long-term sustainability plan for New York City, and developed the City’s policies on energy efficiency in buildings, infrastructure investment, congestion pricing, and climate change mitigation (among others).
Prior to this, Dr. Aggarwala was an associate at McKinsey & Company where he focused on transportation and telecommunications, serving clients in the United States, Europe and Japan. He has published a number of articles on topics ranging from the impact of global warming on public health to railroad infrastructure in the northeastern United States. He is currently a Board member of Building America’s Future, a national coalition for infrastructure investment, and formerly was a member of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustainability.
Dr. Aggarwala holds a BA, MPhil., MBA., and a PhD in History from Columbia University and an MA from Queen’s University.