As Planning and Knowledge Capture Coordinator, Nick Shatan works on mapping, data analysis, knowledge capture, planning and policy with the Just Urban Economies program in the Bronx. With the Bronx-wide Development without Displacement roundtable, he is co-developing interactive strategic mapping tools to fight forward and fight back around gentrification and displacement across the Bronx.
Before joining CoLab, Nick interned for New York City agencies on Geographic Information Systems, policy analysis, capital projects, and park user surveys. As a 2016 - 17 Morgan Stanley/ANHD Community Development Fellow, he worked in affordable housing rehabilitation in Brooklyn, where he learned about housing subsidies, pest management, and light fixtures. At the Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement at Rutgers, he supported a Community Food Assessment for New Brunswick, NJ. He is committed to critical study and action around neighborhood history and change, development finance and policy, democratic governance and ownership, and spatial data analysis.
Nick has a Master's in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers - New Brunswick and a BA in geography from the University of Chicago.