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The Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative is an interdisciplinary research, consulting, and education center focusing on spatial data and visual storytelling.


Savi was founded in 2013 by Jessie Braden and Juan Camilo Osorio with mentorship from John Shapiro, then Chair of Pratt’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE), and with assistance from Peter Barna, then Provost, and the Pratt Center for Community Development.

(From left to right:) Pratt Provost Kirk Pillow, Brooklyn Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna, Pratt Center for Community Development Executive Director Adam Friedman, SAVI co-founder Jessie Braden, SAVI co-founder Juan Camilo Osorio, former Vice President New York City Economic Development Corporation Tenzing Chadotsang, and former Pratt President Tom Schutte.


Annual Report 2023