Cristina Puno

Cristina Puno

New York, NY, US

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My name is Cristina Puno, a recent graduate of the Master of Urban Planning program at the NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. I also have a background in real estate project development and business management. I am extremely passionate about cities, the comprehensive nature of the urban planning industry, and seeking ways to make everything more environmentally sustainable and inclusive for all people. I am originally from the Philippines, but am currently in New York City looking for a job in the urban planning industry. I take pride in having lived in these two cities that are extremely complex and provide such diverse in urban experiences. I think that the urban challenges these cities face, especially in the Philippines with insufficient resources, provides an opportunity create more innovative solutions moving forward. I believe that every person deserves a proper quality of life in harmony with our environment, and I would like to work hard at helping achieve this.


AECOM, Manila, PH, Urban Planning Intern

- Created a presentation regarding the development potential of the province of Batangas, the urban problems that should be addressed and avoided, and the components needed to create its own sustainable master plan
- Made maps showing transportation infrastructure, economic zones, and land use for the provinces of Pampanga and Batangas
- Developed an institutional assimilation strategy to address displacement issues related to the development of New Clark City in Pampanga
- Participated in meetings for the planning and implementation of the first ever Metro Manila Subway
- Participated in meetings and did research in line with the new land reclamation area in Pasay City, Metro Manila

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

Alveo Land Corporation, Manila, PH, Project Development Associate

- Assisted in overseeing land development projects by managing cross-functional teams throughout the process, from the conceptual, planning and design phase, to sales, construction, delivery and conveyance.
- Launched the company's first compact, mixed-use and fully-pedestrian development.
- Handled a total of 10 projects with inventory amounting to 4,800 units and lots.

Nov 2016 - May 2018


New York University - Wagner Graduate School of Public Policy, New York, NY, US, Masters, Urban Planning

Sep 2018 - May 2020

Ateneo De Manila University, Manila, PH, Bachelors, Business Management

Jun 2012 - May 2016

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