Houman Saberi

Houman Saberi is a community technologist and urban planner. Previously, he was the deputy director of the Resilient Communities project for RISE:NYC, where he helped to build resilient community wireless networks in Sandy-affected areas of the city in partnership with local businesses, civic organizations, and residents. Before that, Houman was a Goodman Fellow at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. As part of his fellowship, he worked with the Digital Stewards program at the Red Hook Initiative where he drafted a report detailing a community-centered approach to WiFi deployment in public housing and trained local residents on mapping their communities with open data and geographic information systems software.