Hannah Young

Principal Planner

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Hannah Young


Hannah has over 13 years of professional experience in environmental and urban planning and five years of experience in the biotech industry. She has a diverse breadth of experience including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, current planning and development review, environmental construction compliance, and hazard mitigation planning. Her strengths include working with diverse clients and team members.

Hannah has a proven track record managing and supporting program-level and project-level environmental reviews for infrastructure and utilities projects, mixed-use transit oriented development, residential and commercial infill development, transportation projects, and specific plans, general plans, and resource management plans. She is currently serving as the project panager for the Bart to Livermore Extension Project EIR and recently served as the project manager for a number of CEQA projects in Oakland and San Francisco.

Hannah's technical expertise includes land use planning and policy. She has contributed to specific plans and zoning ordinances and is well-versed in local land use regulations. She also brings experience in hazard mitigation planning for coastal areas, having served as a State liaison in North Carolina between FEMA and local jurisdictions to facilitate federal approval of hazard mitigation plans.


URS Corporation / AECOMSenior Environmental Planner2010 – 2015
Independent Planning ContractorConsultant2009 – 2010
LSA AssociatesEnvironmental Planner2006 – 2009
North Carolina Division of Emergency ManagementTechnical Assistant2003 – 2005


Master of Science, Regional Planning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Bachelor of Science, Biology, Georgetown University


  • BART to Livermore Extension Project EIR, Livermore, CA
  • 1546 – 1564 Market Street, Community Plan Exemption Checklist and Focused EIR, San Franciso, CA
  • Oakland International Airport Runway Safety Area Improvement Project EA and MND, Oakland, CA
  • California High-Speed Train, Fresno to Bakersfield Section EIR / EIS, CA
  • San Francisco General Hospital Rebuild Program EIR, City and County of San Francisco, CA
  • Second Street Improvement Project, Supplemental EIR, San Francisco, CA
  • Site A – Alameda Point Project, Environmental Checklist, Alameda, CA
  • 3093 Broadway, CEQA Exemption / Addendum Checklist, Oakland, CA
  • Peninsula Pipelines Seismic Upgrade Project EIR in San Mateo County, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission