Hilary Ho


Hilary draws on her experience in urban analytics and community development to inform urban planning solutions that center equity, inclusivity, and sustainability.


Prior to joining HR&A, Hilary supported energy and environment projects at Regional Plan Association, where she developed New York City’s first local climate resilience plan mapper, an interactive online mapping tool that highlights community-led climate resilience initiatives since Hurricane Sandy. In 2022, she was named an ANHD/Morgan Stanley Community Development Graduate Fellow, tasked with supporting Hope Community, Inc., an affordable housing nonprofit in East Harlem, to investigate the impact of Local Law 97 on the organization’s housing portfolio and develop a building decarbonization strategy for Hope’s properties. Prior to her graduate studies, Hilary was an Operations Associate at the Hudson Square Business Improvement District, where she oversaw public realm operations, green space maintenance, and the implementation of the Open Restaurants and Open Streets programs for the Hudson Square neighborhood.

Hilary holds a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University, where she received the Avery Scholarship and the Honor Award for Excellence in Urban Planning. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies (Honors) and English from Brown University, where she received the Excellence in Community Service Award.