AREAs of expertise
Nur joined Karp Strategies with a combination of hands-on project management experience in economic development initiatives as well as applied research in placemaking and active design. She has spearheaded downtown and commercial corridor revitalization studies for a mix of public sector, private sector, and non-profit clients. Through this work, she has engaged a wide range of stakeholders, performed comprehensive retail market analyses, and conducted best practice research to inform a combination of programmatic and policy recommendations.
Prior to her work in economic development, Nur also provided public health research and analysis in support of active design and civic engagement toolkits and publications at the national non-profit, Center for Active Design. A downtown economic development expert, Nur serves on the faculty at Pratt Institute where she co-teaches Downtown Economic Development with John Shapiro. Nur regularly publishes thought leadership through trade publications and speaks on economic development and commercial revitalization trends at regional and national conferences.
Nur holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning, Design and Management from the University College of London (London, United Kingdom), and a Master of Science in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute (New York, NY). She is a member of the APA Economic Development Division and the APA NYM Technology and Economic Development committees.