Anna Doty

Anna Doty


Anna Doty is a Master in City Planning candidate in the Environmental Policy and Planning Concentration at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. In her work and research, Anna is dedicated to the use of participatory planning and ecosystem services principles to create more resilient, equitable, and ecologically vibrant urban communities. As a researcher for the MIT Science Impact Collaborative, Anna contributes to the design of role-based simulation games and public workshops to engage local stakeholders in democratically planning for the public health risks of climate change. As a graduate student, Anna is also exploring the role of collective ownership models and other forms of non-market based housing, such as Community Land Trusts, in both preserving affordability and contributing to climate resilience for the most vulnerable. Prior to her studies at MIT, she worked as a lobbyist and outreach campaigner at the Environmental Defense Fund, advocating for strong state climate and clean energy policies in California. Anna is from the San Francisco Bay Area and holds a B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
MIT, Masters in City Planning
Current Position:
Masters candidate at MIT
Architecture & Urban Planning

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