Urban revitalization strategist
Majora Carter is an urban revitalisation strategy consultant, real-estate developer and Peabody-Award-winning broadcaster. She gained a film studies degree at Wesleyan University and a Masters in Fine Arts at New York University. After returning to her native South Bronx, she worked for the Point Community Development Corporation and ran a successful campaign to stop 40 per cent of New York’s municipal waste being deposited at a planned facility in the area. She also transformed a rubbish dump into Hunts Point Riverside Park.
In 2001 she founded the non-profit organisation Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) to champion green job training, community greening programmes and social enterprise. Since leaving SSBx in 2008, Carter has formed the economic consulting and planning firm Majora Carter Group to bring her pioneering approach to other communities.