Advocacy & Public Speaking

TF&A works to encourage corporate and social action for positive change in the urban environment. We have played a leadership role in developing and coordinating public campaigns in support of park and environmental issues, city charter amendments and bond initiatives, new park development and waterfront legislation, environmental infrastructure, and waterborne transportation. 

Our op ed pieces and letters to the editor have been published in the New York Times, NY Daily News, NY Newsday, Crain’s New York Business, The Villager, Chelsea Clinton News, The Rockaway Point News, and Places, among others.  Articles about our work have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, National Geographic, New York Times, NY Daily News, Asia Times, Corriere della SeraLondon Sunday Times and a host of local, national and international publications.

To share our experience, our team members have provided presentations on public involvement in planning, urban parks, waterfront development, and waterborne transportation at a wide range of educational symposia and universities ranging from Harvard, MIT, UC Berkley, Columbia, NYU, and University of Kansas to Delft University of Technology, University of Toronto, Technical University of Berlin, and the 9th European Congress of Community Psychology in Naples, Italy. 

TF&A has an extensive photo library and has presented nationally and globally on topics such as environmental advocacy, community participation, and new business development. We have spoken at professional/business forums and public events in San Diego, Boston, Dayton, Chicago, Seattle, Miami, Detroit, Sydney, Brisbane, Nassau, London, Barcelona, Hong Kong, and many other cities.