Economic Development Planner at the Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood
and Community Involvement at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Lauren Nolan is the Economic Development Planner at the Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Involvement at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Lauren's background includes work in community and economic development, data analysis and management, and policy analysis. Lauren served as a lead member of The Voorhees Center’s Research and Technical Assistance Project—a multi-year project in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense tracking economic, housing market, and demographic conditions in defense-impacted communities. She has worked on a variety of community-based projects and research reports including Planning Transportation for an Aging Illinois, the Homeless Point-in-Time Count and Survey Report for Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services, and Socioeconomic Change in Chicago’s Neighborhoods: The Gentrification Index. In addition to her work at the Voorhees Center, Lauren teaches Policy Analysis Methods at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She holds a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame. Lauren is a certified planner and member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.