Photo: Julienne Schaer

Photo: Julienne Schaer

Regina Myer is President of Brooklyn Bridge Park, responsible for the creation and construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park for the City of New York. The 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park, scheduled for completion in 2017, stretches approximately 1.3 miles along the East River, and has transformed the formerly industrial Brooklyn waterfront into a civic space for all New Yorkers. Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of the most significant public investments on the waterfront outside of Manhattan in the 21st century. Under her leadership, the Park has been the recipient of numerous awards from such organizations as the Municipal Art Society, the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Architects. 

Prior to the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Ms. Myer was the senior vice president for planning and design at the Hudson Yards Development Corporation, and the Brooklyn Borough Director for the New York City Planning Department, where she directed the comprehensive redevelopment for two miles of the Greenpoint/Williamsburg waterfront, the rezoning of Downtown Brooklyn for high density office and apartments and numerous neighborhood rezoning efforts. She received her BA and Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan, and resides in Park Slope, Brooklyn.