Sasha Forbes is a Senior Program Advocate on the Resilient Communities team in the Healthy People & Thriving Communities program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Continue reading
She provides capacity-building and technical assistance to communities focused on people-centered community development with equity, justice and the environment at heart. She collaborates with community partners on issues such as affordable housing, especially in the face of displacement and gentrification, equitable transit and park-oriented development, and collaborative cross-sector engagement. Sasha currently works on the Strong, Prosperous and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC), a national initiative focused on influencing policies, practices and investments that center racial equity, build a culture of health, address current environmental challenges and prepare for climate change. Prior to joining NRDC, Sasha worked for Reconnecting America in Washington, DC where she focused on federal, state, and local policies to integrate land use, transportation, and housing. Sasha holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Florida. She is based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.