Urban Colloquium 2 Guest Lecture: Ana Fisyak, January 27 @ 4PM
Ana Fisyak is an urban planner, researcher, and nonprofit strategist dedicated to a community-based approach. She has provided technical assistance for NYC communities and CBOs for over a decade, especially collaborating with organizations in low-income communities of color and environmental justice areas. She specializes in taking ambitious ideas to fruition—whether starting a new community hub or funding youth-led environmental conservation. Her work intersects human ecology, climate change, public space, social determinants of health, and the arts. Currently, Ana is part of two multidisciplinary teams. The first is working to enhance 7-miles of Rockaway dunes by prioritizing bio-diversity and community voices. The second is researching strategies to prepare homeowners for coastal flooding. Ana teaches at Parsons/New School and SUNY. She is a Faculty Fellow at the Urban Systems Lab, where is leading research on eco-anxiety and stewardship. She is also a Member of the Collective for Community, Culture, and Environment, an interdisciplinary women’s collective. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from NYU and MS in City & Regional Planning from Pratt Institute.