Ariella Maron is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she co-teaches a planning practicum focused on the Green New Deal with Douglas Woodward. She received her Masters of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ariella Maron is Founder and CEO of Lion Advisors for Community and Environment (Lion) and a partner of the City Scale consortium. Both organizations seek to accelerate climate action through a people-centered approach, learning from what has worked and not worked in the past in the sustainability field and in parallel ones.
Prior to Lion, Ariella led strategic consulting services for BuroHappold Engineering’s Cities group, where she managed a number of ambitious and innovative plans, economic development initiatives, planning competitions, district master plans, and research projects. Before consulting, she spent ten years working for the City of New York in a variety of capacities, first as a community planner at the Bronx Office of the Department of City Planning, then as an energy policy advisor for the NYC Economic Development Corporation, the Deputy Director of the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, and finally as the Deputy Commissioner for Energy Management at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services.