As Deputy Director, Vicki Weiner oversees Pratt Center’s sustainability and economic development programs as well as its general administration. Her responsibilities include providing supervision and guidance to the Center’s program staff; developing new projects and initiatives that meet the Center’s mission to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable New York City; monitoring the implementation of the Center’s many ongoing planning and policy projects and initiatives; and working closely with the Center’s Director on all aspects of organizational management.
Vicki first came to the Center in 2004 to lead projects that explore the connection between preserving culturally important places and creating more equitable communities. She has conducted community planning and preservation studies in such places as Fulton Street Mall in downtown Brooklyn, Manhattan’s East Village, and the Cypress Hills/East New York communities of Brooklyn. In 2007 she joined the Center's management team and took on the coordination of all of its community planning projects. She was promoted to Deputy Director in 2011.
Vicki has twenty years of professional experience in community preservation and planning. Previous to coming to Pratt Center she directed two non-profit historic preservation organizations in New York City, where she designed and implemented historical research, community outreach, and preservation policy projects. She has also served as a consultant to numerous community organizations and government agencies.
Currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at Pratt Institute, she has been teaching graduate courses in historic preservation research methods, policy analysis, and community planning since 2001. She holds a B.A. degree from Drew University in New Jersey, and an M.S. degree in Historic Preservation from Columbia University.