Shai will be representing GreenHomeNYC at our event on Monday. Getting her in Buffalo is a BIG DEAL. This post is to give you a little intro to her and what she does to make NYC greener. See you Monday!
Shai J Lauros has worked as the Executive Director of GreenHomeNYC for the past year. Shai had most recently been working on regional catastrophic planning for New York-New Jersey-Connecticut-Pennsylvania in an innovative initiative to plan for the mitigation and response to mega-disasters, with focuses including housing and community (re)development. Previously, Shai worked as an affordable housing developer for Progress of People’s Development Corporation, where she concentrated on the energy efficiency and environmental sustainability of both new developments and existing buildings. Shai also taught architecture and planning to undergraduates, offering courses with an emphasis on socially just and environmentally sustainable practices. Shai has worked as an architect, urban planner and urban designer at various award-wining NYC-based firms, and served on the Board of Directors of Neighbors Helping Neighbors from 2008-2011. Shai’s educational background includes a Master of Science in Regional and Urban Planning from the London School of Economics, a Master of Architecture from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Economics from Barnard College-Columbia University.