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Shai J Lauros

Director of Community Development, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation


Shai oversees the development of affordable housing, community facilities, and commercial and manufacturing space, as well as Cypress Hills Verde, CHLDC's neighborhood-wide sustainability initiative. Before joining CHLDC in 2012, she served as the Director of GreenHomeNYC, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to facilitate the adoption of sustainable building methods and materials, and before that worked in planning, urban design and architecture and taught undergraduate coursework on these subjects. Shai has a BA from Barnard College, a Master’s degree in Architecture from Columbia University, and a Master’s degree in Regional and Urban Planning from the London School of Economics.