Peter Fleischer: Advancing Sustainability Across the Empire State

City and Regional Planning Practice Colloquium

Peter Fleischer is the executive director of the statewide, 48-member Empire State Future coalition. Empire State Future seeks the economic revitalization of New York state’s main streets, town centers, and urban areas by advancing the principles of smart growth in land use and development decision-making. From 2003 to 2007, Fleischer was the senior vice president at the Empire State Development Corporation’s Governors Island subsidiary. Prior to this, he was a transportation and environmental policy advisor to the New York City mayor’s office. He also served as assistant commissioner for policy at the New York City Department of Transportation. Prior to his government service, Fleischer worked in strategic planning and private banking at Shearson Lehman American Express. A long time resident of Manhattan’s West Village, he now lives in downtown Albany. Fleischer holds a bachelor of arts from Harvard and a master of business administration from the Yale School of Management.