Anastasia Hediger

Community Planning Fellow • 2023

University/College NYU


Anastasia Hediger is pursuing a Master’s degree in Urban Planning at NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. She previously earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies and History at Bowdoin College, where she developed an interest in how social and economic systems have shaped our built environments and how we respond to climate change. Anastasia helped design and implement Maine’s first electric vehicle incentives program, working with municipalities and stakeholders throughout the state to meet urban and rural communities’ needs. Presently she is an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow at New York City Department of Buildings where she is developing strategy recommendations for the public-facing reporting system that will be used to enforce Local Law 97. Anastasia is passionate about working with her hands, Anastasia spent a year building high-performance homes to learn more about the trades desperately needed to achieve the “green” economy transition. As an urban planner, she hopes to center equity, resilience, and affordability in community development and land use decisions. In her free time, Anastasia loves exploring the city by bike and ferry, listening to live music, and cooking vegetarian food.