Casey brings over five years of planning experience, placemaking expertise and passion for human-centered design to Hester Street. Prior to joining, Casey worked at Project for Public Spaces to advance participatory planning and design projects from conception through implementation. Working with community-based organizations, local government agencies and private developers, she designed and facilitated innovative community engagement tools, and studied how public life unfolded in the parks, plazas, squares, streets, university campuses, mixed-use developments and downtowns that she worked on revitalizing and developing. Her strengths lie in translating what she hears from a community into a shared vision and actionable goals. Collaborating with community residents and stakeholders from the outset, she co-created programming plans and schematic designs, developed activation strategies, and implemented short-term programmatic and physical interventions for over ten public space projects across the U.S. Ingrained in all of her work is a commitment to actively promote an inclusive approach to building equitable, resilient and vibrant communities. She holds a master’s degree in Urban Planning from Columbia University.