Carl Hooks

Research Analyst

Carl is passionate about projects that create more sustainable, inclusive, and innovative cities around the world.

Drawing on an international background in the social and environmental sciences, Carl provides a broad range of research and analytical support. He lived in Beijing, China for two years before joining HR&A’s New York office. At the International Institute of Green Finance, a Beijing-based think tank, he collaborated with European Union experts and published research on the financing of low-carbon and resilient city infrastructure.
He has also advised local government officials in Oxford, U.K. on transportation strategies to reduce urban air pollution. In the U.S., his GIS and policy analyses have helped the Missouri Coalition for the Environment evaluate food insecurity and access gaps in St. Louis neighborhoods.
Carl holds a Master of Economics from the Yenching Academy of Peking University and a B.A. in International & Area Studies from Washington University in St. Louis.