Lydia supports community development goals through urban revitalization that leverages community assets and promotes innovative design.
Currently, Lydia is involved in the administration and support for The Lawn on D, an experimental open space incorporating innovative programming on behalf of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority in Boston. She also is assisting in market research for the development of One Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey, and prepared materials to support working groups at a 100 Resilient Cities meeting for New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lydia brings an understanding of urban economic growth, environmental sustainability, and resilience strategy. Prior to joining HR&A, Lydia worked on projects in China and Mexico, preparing demographic and environmental trend analysis for the planning and strategic positioning of affordable and sustainable housing developments. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree, she worked as a managing director of a staff of over twenty undergraduate management consultants for local green businesses, providing market analyses and strategic growth plans.
Lydia received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and pursued coursework in Environmental Science and Public Policy at both Harvard College and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.