Sabit Nasir is a Fellow, supporting the Rainproofing NYC initiative. As a fellow, Sabit is leading an initiative to raise the bar for equitable climate adaptation that prioritizes the use of green and multi-benefit infrastructure.
Prior to joining Rebuild, Sabit was an environmental planner at the City of Hoboken where he maintained the Sustainable Jersey silver certification and obtained gold star status by implementing sustainable actions in the city and developed standards for the tree and streetlight Inventories, and Spearheaded and created Creative Hoboken to promote community development through sustainable practices. As an Environmental Engineer at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Sabit worked on the Rebuild by Design Meadowlands project, reviewing design products, technical reports, contract specifications and Operations and Maintenance plans prepared by professional staff to establish and ensure compliance with industry standards, State and Federal regulations, FEMA regulations, HUD grant requirements, and executed community outreach strategies to educate residents and businesses about projects. He also has experience in the private sector with Arcadis and WSP.
Sabit holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and an M.S. in Energy and Environmental Management from the University of Connecticut. During this time he served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, where he oversaw the creation of a homeowner handbook for the state of Connecticut to prepare for various natural disaster events, and led conversations in sustainable development for the university as a graduate representative for the Environmental Policy Advisory Council. In 2022, Sabit was acknowledged as a Waterfront Alliance Waterfront Scholar. His interests include addressing climate justice in flood prone communities, especially making sure that climate change is addressed equitably, with an emphasis on housing and resource accessibility.