Eri Furusawa


Eri supports clients with policymaking and development initiatives informed by research, analysis, and broader public benefit goals.

Prior to joining HR&A, Eri worked as an Assistant Urban Designer at the New York City Department of City Planning to conduct two zoning text amendments – the Flood Resilience Zoning Text update that promotes resilient development to protect the built environment from flooding and climate change, and the Special Natural Areas District Zoning Text Amendment that aims to preserve natural resources in the Bronx and Staten Island. She analyzed the impacts of the proposed regulations on development patterns and organized events to receive public input for the zoning change.
Eri 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