Alexander Meeks


Alex supports the design and implementation of policies to promote inclusive economic development, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and access to affordable housing in cities.

As an analyst based in the New York Office, Alex analyzes the fiscal and economic impact of public investments, guides the development and implementation of policies to promote energy efficiency in buildings, and helps tailor policy recommendations to expand access to affordable housing and other public services in cities.
Prior to joining HR&A, Alex managed contracts on behalf of New York State and local government clients in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, supporting New York Rising recovery and resilience programs targeting housing, infrastructure, small business, and post-disaster economic development.
Alex holds a Masters in Urban Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as a Sustainability Certificate from the MIT Sloan School of Business. At MIT, he served as a Teaching Assistant for a course on “Financing Economic Development,” and he completed his master’s thesis on the recovery and long-term resilience of small businesses in North Carolina after the impact of Hurricanes Matthew and Florence, which won an award for best master’s thesis from the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Yale University.