Dorothy MacAusland



Dorothy joins Starr Whitehouse after completing her master’s degree in urban planning at Columbia University, where she focused on climate adaptation and community resilience planning. Her interest in  flood adaptation strategies and urban innovation led her to pursue a master’s thesis on water-related planning practices in the city of Rotterdam, and how planning expertise and knowledge is shared between  vulnerable cities. Prior to entering the urban planning field, Dorothy studied art and architectural history at Williams College, to which she attributes her passion for urban design and placemaking.

Representative Projects

  • East Harlem Resiliency Study, New York, NY
  • Harlem River Greenway Link. New York, NY
  • Heritage, Tourism and Urbanization: The Landscape and Development of Lalibela, Lalibela, Ethiopia*
  • Revenue and Regeneration at the Journal Square PATH Station, Jersey City, NJ*

* Work completed prior to joining Starr Whitehouse