Matthew Murphy is the Executive Director of the NYU Furman Center. Previously, he served as Deputy Commissioner for the Office of Policy and Strategy for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and was responsible for creating strategies to advance HPD's housing policy and objectives and overseeing initiatives to help achieve agency goals and improve operations. He directly oversaw two divisions: Housing Policy and Strategic Operations & Analytics, playing a central role in many of the City's signature achievements, including the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program, the reform of 421-a, and the new Certification of No Harassment policy, among others. Mr. Murphy started with HPD as Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Planning in 2015 after having served as a Senior Project Manager and Policy Advisor at HDC since 2011. Matt began his urban planning career as a Graduate Research Assistant with the NYU Furman Center, during which time he completed a Masters of Urban Planning at the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. He holds an undergraduate degree from DePaul University.