Casey drives planning and design projects in a wide range of program areas at Hester Street from climate and social resiliency projects to public safety and health projects in neighborhoods across all five boroughs. She has recently managed public engagement for the City’s fair housing planning process to amplify the voices of communities most affected by historic and present-day injustices in the fight for more equitable policies around housing and neighborhood investments.
With over eight years of planning experience, placemaking expertise and a passion for community-centered design, Casey constantly strives to find creative, inclusive ways to deliver concrete benefits to the communities she partners with. Prior to joining Hester Street, she worked with community-based organizations, local government agencies and private developers across the U.S. to activate public spaces, facilitate innovative engagement processes, and study how public life unfolded in parks, plazas, downtowns and campuses. She holds a M.Sc. in Urban Planning from Columbia University.