Hester Street Collaborative, Inc.
Hester Street Collaborative (HSC) is a participatory community planning, design and development organization focused on the equitable, sustainable and resilient development of underserved communities throughout New York City and the US. We offer technical assistance and capacity building to community-based organizations, private firms and government agencies on land use processes, neighborhood planning and design, and public and private community development projects.
Our mission is to provide people with the tools they most need to determine the shape of their built environment. HSC seeks to create more equitable, sustainable, and vibrant neighborhoods where community voices lead the way. We pair our skills and expertise as architects, urban planners and designers with a deep understanding that the most successful plans and development projects are founded in innovative and inspiring community engagement.