Olivia Rokotuiveikau joined Bloomberg Associates in May 2019 and is a Project Manager with the Urban Planning team. Olivia’s work in planning to date has been largely in the field of disaster recovery, climate adaption, resilience and community engagement.
Previously, she was an Associate Director at 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation working with a portfolio of North American cities as liaison and advisor to member city governments, bringing resources to develop and implement innovative resilience strategies.
Olivia has worked as a Recovery Specialist for Planning with the Colorado state government supporting local jurisdictions on recovery from the 2013 flood events, including communityrecovery planning, and the management and disbursement of key federal grants. Internationally, she has worked in Jakarta, Indonesia as an urban specialist for the World Bank aiding the city government with their urban poverty and climate change strategy, and in post-earthquake Port-au-Prince, Haiti as a community redevelopment planner with Architecture for Humanity.
Olivia became involved in disaster recovery planning after moving to New Orleans to aid in the rebuilding of the city after Katrina. There, she worked for Providence Community Housing, a non-profit affordable housing developer and was a Fellow with the Rockefeller Foundation-funded Redevelopment Fellowship. Her inspiration to pursue planning came from working on theearly development efforts of the High Line Park in Manhattan.
Olivia holds a BA in Art History from Carleton College in Northfield, MN, a Masters of Urban Planning from New York University in New York City, and Certificate in Urban Redevelopment from the University of Pennsylvania.