Joe Christo is the Managing Director of the Stone Living Lab and also serves as a member of the management team at Boston Harbor Now. The Lab, launched in 2020, is an innovative and collaborative initiative for testing and scaling up nature-based approaches to climate adaptation, coastal resilience, and ecological restoration. Prior to joining the Lab, Joe served as the Senior Resilience and Waterfront Planner for the Boston Planning and Development Agency and launched equitable infrastructure and economic mobility programs as a Program Director at the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, the City’s civic innovation team. Previously, Joe helped lead the Hurricane Sandy disaster recovery effort for the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations. Joe has a Master's degree in Community Planning from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Political Science from Northeastern University.