Dorraine Duncan


Dorraine supports projects at the intersection of resilient infrastructure deployment, workforce development, and equitable economic growth.

Prior to joining HR&A, she was a project manager at NYC Economic Development Corporation where her portfolio included RISE: NYC, a $30 million Superstorm Sandy business recovery program that aimed to deploy innovative technologies to make the city more resilient. Dorraine was also responsible for developing a workforce strategy for the emerging offshore wind industry in NY state with a keen focus on creating robust pipelines that equitably connected New Yorkers to “green jobs”.
While in graduate school, Dorraine was a lead research assistant on a multi-disciplinary study where she examined the impact of micro-grids on communities’ sociotechnical resilience. Her thesis examined the potential for alternative ownership models to increase the deployment of renewables in small island nations.
Dorraine holds a Bachelors in Mathematics from Kalamazoo College and a double Masters degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in Public Policy and City & Regional Planning.

Student of the Year 2018, Georgia Planning Association

Forefront Fellow 2019, Urban Design Forum

Member, APA Diversity Committee