Casey Peterson is an urban planner with project management experience focused on climate adaptation and resiliency, open space planning and advocacy, and affordable housing. Casey’s work is grounded in an ability to grasp complex systems and chart a course that will lead to positive change. Prior to joining Hester Street, Casey served as Deputy Director of Resiliency Planning and Acquisitions at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development, where she managed a Hurricane Sandy recovery buyout program and worked to embed resilient design principles within HPD’s pipeline and processes.

Earlier in her career, Casey developed an open space plan for a South Bronx neighborhood for New York Restoration Project, contributed to reports on sustainable infrastructure at the Urban Land Institute, and interned with the NYC Department of City Planning, the Boston Department of Neighborhood Development, and Steven Winter Associates. Casey earned a Masters in Urban Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a B.A. in Architectural Studies from Middlebury College.