Engineer with novel approach to urban mapping is first woman awarded prestigious Schnabel Award

BROOKLYN, New York, Weekday, February 23, 2022 – The Geo Institute (G-I) of the American Society of Civil Engineers is awarding one of its highest honors to a researcher at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering whose innovative approach to mapping structures and urban landscapes helps city planners and policy makers.

Debra Laefer, Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering and Director of Citizen Science at NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, is the first woman to receive the G-I’s prestigious Harry Schnabel Jr. Award since the award’s debut in 2007.

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