Carter Craft is a Senior Economic Officer at the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. He is an urban planner with more than twenty years of experience specializing in water, education, transportation and land use in New York City. Carter's work helps people rethink and reestablish their relationship to the waterways through more balanced use and stewardship of the water. These efforts include a range of innovations in public policy and physical projects, including the creation of the New York City Council Waterfronts Committee, a "water use" plan for the East River, and the first "living bulkhead" design in New York City. Carter also worked as the Director of Long Range Planning and Development for the New York Harbor School, where he oversaw the development of the first oyster hatchery in NY Harbor in almost 100 years and the first green building on Governors Island. During his non-profit career, he focused on citizen-driven campaigns, including Waterfront21C and the East River Agenda. Among his catalyst projects he oversaw the first use of bio-fuel to power an historic ship, and a number of pilot projects through which ASTM standards for use of recycled plastic lumber in the marine environment were created. He teaches at Pratt Institute and for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center. He is an avid cyclist, licensed USCG Captain, and member of the Community Emergency Response Team in Hoboken, New Jersey. His work now focuses on sharing knowledge and best practices in the areas of climate change, water, and infrastructure between the Netherlands and the northeastern United States.