Albert F. Appleton 

Albert F. Appleton is currently a Senior Fellow with the Regional Plan Association (RPA) of New York City, and a Visiting Fellow at the City University of New York Institute of Urban Systems (CIUS). In both capacities, his work concentrates on finding solutions to longstanding public policy problems through innovatively integrating public finance, environment, infrastructure and community development. Mr. Appleton also consults from time to time for national and international clients on issues of water and environmental policy, water utility financing, and the use of ecosystem services for working landscape preservation. Between 1990 and 1993, Mr. Appleton served as New York City Commissioner of Environmental Protection and Director of the New York City Water and Sewer System, in which capacity he designed and directed the implementation of the New York City watershed protection program and the other ecosystem services programs discussed above.