Sarah Yackel is an urban planner with more than 14 years of experience in environmental review, land use planning and zoning. Ms. Yackel has extensive expertise in the preparation of comprehensive plans, waterfront plans and zoning regulations throughout the Metropolitan and Mid-Hudson regions. In addition, Ms. Yackel heads up BFJ's environmental review practice group and has a broad knowledge of the environmental impact review and assessment processes, including management, preparation and review of environmental review documents at all levels of government; public consultation and scoping; and development of effective mitigation strategies.
Ms. Yackel currently serves as the Vice President for Commitees of the New York Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) and served as the Chapter's Vice President for Professional Development from 2006-2008. Ms. Yackel was awarded the Floyd Lapp Award for distinguished service by the APA Metro Chapter in 2008. Ms. Yackel has also been a guest lecturer in environmental planning at New York University's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and Baruch College. Ms. Yackel holds a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.