Sadra Shahab

Senior GIS Specialist/Planner

As Senior GIS specialist, Sadra provides GIS analysis and planning support to Pratt Center’s community planning and economic development projects. Sadra created the Neighborhood Data Portal, a free online mapping and analytical tool which provides the public with key housing indicators and other vital neighborhood information.        

Prior to joining Pratt Center, Sadra worked on several physical planning and preservation projects in his native Iran. He has served as a consultant to the Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative (SAVI) at Pratt and regularly teaches GIS, AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, and MS Excel workshops to Pratt’s graduate planning students. He is a co-author of “Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space” edited by Pratt Center’s Director Emeritus Ron Shiffman and published by New Village Press.   

Sadra has an M.S in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment and a  B.S. in City Planning and Design from Sheikh Baha’i (SHBU) University in his hometown, Isfahan, Iran. 

Sadra is a resident of East Flatbush, where he serves as a member of Community Board 17’s land use and housing committees and as co-founder of ICON (Iranian Community of the Northeast), a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for Iranian diaspora rights in the region.