Amy Clipp

Amy Clipp


Amy Clipp is a writer and policy maker whose recent projects have focused on the sustainable restoration of Louisiana's coast. She has written all of the state's major coastal planning documents post-Hurricane Katrina, translating technical information into layman's terms and helping state agencies adapt their policies to a changing climate and landscape. In 2008 she wrote the Louisiana Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast. This document, which outlines a vision for storm protection and wetland restoration in Louisiana, won the National Association of Environmental Professionals' Presidents National Environmental Excellence Award as well as the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation's Outstanding Achievement Award. After 20 years of living and working in New Orleans, she will be heading to Boston in the summer of 2009 to take part in the mid-career master's program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Her studies will focus on mediation processes that help make complex land use and public policy decisions more inclusive and transparent. Amy received a B.A. in 1986 from the University of Virginia.

Fellow at a Glance

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Academic Background:
Harvard University - JFK School of Government, MS
Current Position:
Amy Clipp Consulting
Environmental Policy & Law
Land, Open Space, Smart Growth
1919 Lowerline St.
New Orleans, LA 70118

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