Tom Fox, principal of Tom Fox & Associates, is an environmental entrepreneur who has impacted the New York City landscape through his leadership in developing innovative projects, facilitating public-private partnerships, and shaping public policy.
Tom was a founder of New York Water Taxi and Water Taxi Beaches and a past president of InterFerry, the international ferry trade association. He was the first president of the Hudson River Park Conservancy, directed the design of the award-winning 40-mile Brooklyn/Queens Greenway, and was a founding co-chair of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Coalition.
Tom facilitated the restructuring of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department with the passage of Propositions A and C in 2000. These community-supported referenda resulted in a bond act and a change to the city charter, which generated $300 million in new park funding over 20 years.
Tom started his career as a Park Ranger at the nation's first urban park Gateway National Recreation Area. As an original member of the Green Guerillas, he spearheaded the effort to reclaim abandoned, rubble-strewn lots for public use in New York City.
He has received numerous awards from professional, civic and environmental organizations, and appointments to commissions charged with planning the future of New York City. He has photographed urban redevelopment extensively and presents at academic and public forums around the world.
He received a BS in Biology from Brooklyn College and was awarded a Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Graduate students at Columbia University’s School of Journalism produced a six-minute profile of his work.