Lucy Block is the Research and Policy Associate at the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development. She is responsible for research and data analysis to support tenant organizers and end residential displacement in New York City’s low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. She has a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from Hunter College and previously worked for Cypress Hills LDC, Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement, and Community Voices Heard. Lucy grew up in Stuyvesant Town and now lives in Elmhurst, Queens. She loves NYC most in the summer, when she can swim in the Rockaways and spend all night outside. She tolerates NYC in the winter, but definitely does not love it. 

This semester Professor Juan Camilo Osorio’s Advanced GIS course has partnered with the PDRN (Pratt Disaster Resilience Network), the Pratt Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment, and Pratt SAVI, on a lecture series called Mapping Urban Inquiry. The purpose of the series is to engage in four critical discussions on the role of mapping and spatial analysis in seeking just, healthy, equitable and resilient environments.The events are open to the public and will be streaming live through the PDRN’s Facebook page.

Zoom Registration Link/ RSVP Required: https://bit.ly/3hIIrQN