Eri Furusawa


Eri leverages data analysis and narrative building to embed equity and resiliency into policymaking.

She is currently supporting New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Resiliency to develop a climate adaptation roadmap to guide the City’s adaptation work with a focus on assessing the impacts caused by multiple climate hazards, building multi-agency and multi-sectoral consensus around this effort, and addressing existing inequities as they affect the most vulnerable New Yorkers.

Eri has deep expertise in community engagement, having supported Talking Transition: Harris County, the Portland Insights Survey, and Blueprint for Baltimore, in addition to other citywide surveys and stakeholder workshops in the US, always with an eye toward ensuring inclusivity and building trust.

Prior to joining HR&A, Eri worked as an Assistant Urban Designer at the New York City Department of City Planning. She holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Tokyo and a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University, where she received the American Institute of Certified Planners Outstanding Student Award.

Member, American Planning Association