Natasha Hicks is a Senior Associate with the Insight Center for Community Economic Development. She applies her housing, policy, and design expertise to Insight’s racial and gender wealth inequality and economic security initiatives.
A trained urban planner and architect, Natasha brings experience in a variety of design disciplines and is passionate about addressing the root causes of racial and gender inequity embedded within the built environment. Natasha spent several years in the public sector applying her interdisciplinary skillset to redesign systems, policies, and harmful mental models. At the City of Detroit’s Housing and Revitalization Department, she worked with local nonprofits to design a program for delivering coordinated housing stability services called Housing Resource Centers. She also authored the City of Charleston’s first strategic plan for affordable housing called Housing for a Fair Charleston and authored a strategic plan for public art for the Municipality of Tirana, Albania called tiranaART PUBLIK 030.
Natasha is a graduate of the Master in Urban Planning and Master in Design Studies program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and received her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Stanford University.