Starr Whitehouse wishes health and safety to all our neighbors in New York City, Atlanta, and the world. Our staff is working remotely in accordance with CDC guidelines to provide uninterrupted service to our clients and continue crafting open spaces that offer social connectedness, physical health, and mental well-being to our urban communities.

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

  • Brooklyn Bridge Esplanade, New York, NY
  • Roswell Riverparks, Roswell, GA
  • Carroll Park Community Vision Plan, Brooklyn, NY
  • 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*
  • As an intern at the NYC Department of City Planning Waterfront and Open Space Division, Dorothy reviewed and made recommendations on multiple Waterfront Revitalization Project (WRP) submissions, and led community engagement efforts for the waterfront team at City of Water Day in coordination with The Waterfront Alliance.*

* Work completed prior to joining Starr Whitehouse