Rebecca Holt, M.Urb. ’07, urban studies
Rebecca Holt helps cities see the big picture. A senior sustainable building advisor and researcher with a leading global design firm, she examines how our buildings, systems and ultimately our cities work. She scrutinizes everything from energy usage to public transit access patterns in her quest to identify synergies and opportunities for higher performance.
“In order to understand the social, environmental and economic impacts of the built environment, we need to be able to quantify and be accountable for our designs,” she says. “My job is to do that in a way that incorporates a multitude of perspectives.”