Anna’s work at RMI centers on decarbonizing transportation and building systems through location efficiency and electrification, and shifting public and private investments away from passenger-car-based infrastructure. She designed and facilitated various outcome-oriented climate action policy convenings in partnership with mobility and housing advocates, environmental justice groups, city and state governments, financial institutions, developers, and other built environment stakeholders. From the impact of zoning on transportation emissions, housing affordability, and municipal income versus public service spending to how community developers can realize car-free, climate resilient neighborhoods, Anna strived to employ land use planning and urban design for better climate, equity, and public health outcomes.
Anna joined RMI from the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, where she supported a network of city planners from over 30 global cities. As part of C40’s Deadline 2020 Initiative, she provided land use planning insight and best practices to over 90 cities for their climate action plans and wrote briefings on cases linking sustainable urban development with transportation planning for more ambitious climate mitigation and adaptation policies and outcomes. She also worked on both the operations and research sides of the University of Hong Kong and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
M.Sc., Sustainable Urbanism, University College London
B.A., Political Science and Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
New York, NY