Ms. Purdy is a climate resiliency specialist and urban planner at Weston & Sampson with four years of experience working with institutions, government agencies, and municipalities to address their environmental and climate concerns through adapted design, land use, and policy. Ms. Purdy is passionate about community resilience and believes that climate change is a ‘threat-multiplier’ for populations that are already socially vulnerable. Ms. Purdy is skilled in urban design, graphic communication, spatial analysis, research, and innovative outreach. She uses these skills to convey climate change as an opportunity to create more just and equitable urban environments. As a City of Boston Climate and Environmental Planning Fellow, Ms. Purdy wrote an amendment to the historic preservation regulatory standards to include resiliency standards for Bay Village District, created a design guide for retrofitting historic buildings to address climate change, and developed a guidance document for developers to facilitate compliance with Zoning Article 37, Green Buildings and Climate Preparedness. She is currently supporting the City of Cambridge’s Climate Resilience Zoning Task Force.