Anika Richter


Anika leverages her cross-sector experience to plan for more equitable, just, and accessible cities. She is passionate about centering joy, healing, and environmental justice in her work.


Prior to joining HR&A, Anika worked for the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability at Harvard. She also interned with the United Nations’ Urban Mobility team in Nairobi, Kenya to develop sustainable urban mobility plans and accessibility guides for walkable streets. Anika is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, where she has worked for their Planning Department’s Office of Sustainability, coordinating the City’s Connecting Children to Nature program to advance equitable access to green space and forming partnerships between mental health and environmental programs. Anika was also formerly a summer fellow with HR&A.

Anika holds a Masters in Urban Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science & Policy and Cultural Anthropology from Duke University.