Nevin Cohen is Co-Chair of the Tishman Environment & Design Center at The New School. Dr. Cohen is an expert in environmental planning who has served as a policy analyst, urban planner, and business advisor. Dr. Cohen is also an Assistant Professor at Eugene Lang College, where he offers courses on environmental planning, food and sustainability, urban environmental policy, and environmental activism.
In addition to his position at The New School, Dr. Cohen co-founded Topology, LLC, an environmental planning and development firm. He has also served as managing principal for GreenOrder, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in sustainable business practices, where he advised companies such as GE, Office Depot, Pfizer, and Pitney Bowes on methods to improve their environmental performance. He has also held senior research positions at Rutgers University's Center for Environmental Communication, Environmental Defense, the World Resources Institute, Tellus Institute, and INFORM. He was responsible for developing landmark municipal recycling, water conservation, and clean fuel laws in New York City as an analyst for the City Council and Manhattan Borough President.