Senior Program Officer, U.S. Program team | Institute for Sustainable Communities
Carlos Claussell is a Senior Program Officer on the Institute for Sustainable Communities’ U.S. Program team. In this role, he focuses on the advancement of climate-focused, equity-driven and community-centered strategies at the national level, prioritizing BIPOC communities. An Environmental Leadership Program Senior Fellow, Carlos has worked as a project manager, engineer, and urban designer for public transportation and water infrastructure projects in Philadelphia, and Puerto Rico.
Prior to joining Institute for Sustainable Communities, Carlos served as an Urban Conservation Project Manager for The Nature Conservancy North America’s Cities Network, implementing green stormwater infrastructure projects with a triple bottom line approach in Philadelphia, under the City’s Green City Clean Waters Plan, first municipal plan in the U.S. that prioritizes nature-based solutions to manage stormwater and to reduce urban water pollution. He also served as Program Coordinator for Urbanism & Infrastructure with Caño Martin Peña ENLACE Project Corporation, an award-winning, community-led initiative for sustainable development and equitable climate resilience in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he was responsible for advancing key transportation and water infrastructure projects in benefit of the Caño Martin Peña's Community Land Trust – the world's first and only informal settlement turned CLT and winner of the UN's World Habitat Award in 2016. Carlos holds a master’s degree in architecture and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Puerto Rico.