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Laura Landau

[photo:] Laura LandauTitle: Project Manager, Stew-Map
Unit: New York City Urban Field Station
Address: New York City Urban Field Station
431 Walter Reed Road
Fort Totten Cluster #2, Box #12
Bayside, Queens, NY 11359
Phone: 212-637-3576

E-mail: Laura Landau


  • M.S. City and Regional Planning, Pratt Institute Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development, January 2017
  • B.A. Urban Studies, Barnard College, 2012

Current Research

As Project Manager for STEW-MAP, I focus on the groups in New York City working to conserve, manage, transform, monitor, advocate for, and educate about the local environment. I coordinate outreach with data providers and respondents for the STEW-MAP survey, and engage environmental and civic groups in the project.  I am interested in broadening the definition of stewardship to include the many ways that people take care of their neighborhoods.

Past Research

My graduate research focused on the importance of public space in strengthening community cohesion. For my Master's thesis, I analyzed the upcoming NYCEM Community Emergency Toolkit, with an emphasis on how to incorporate long-term recovery and preparedness through environmental stewardship. 

Landau, Laura F. 2017. "Place-Based Approaches to Community Resilience through Response, Recovery, and Preparedness." Master of Science in City and Regional Planning Thesis, School of Architecture, Pratt Institute. Posted with permission, 2017.01.11.

Last Modified: 09/16/2019