Daniel Chu is the Energy Planner for the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance. He is an urban designer with interests in civic involvement of built environment design and preservation. He has experience working at NYC 2030 District focusing on building efficiency and heat pump retrofits in Brooklyn, and at Urban Design Forum reporting infrastructure maintenance and global zoning practices. His multi-year involvement in community-led cooperative housing with Housing Justice Lab has been exhibited in the French National Museum of Immigration History. Daniel also held several positions across The New School in research, public programming, and advising, where he also received a Master of Science in Design and Urban Ecologies and a BA in Urban Studies. At The New School, his research focused on the intersectional justice perspective on climate activism, Pacific sovereignty, and infrastructure adaptation.