IN THE NEWS
April 27, 2016 Featured by NPR. Back in the day, astronomers studied galaxies one at a time. Data about each metropolis of stars had to be pieced together slowly. These individual studies were then combined so that a broader understanding of galaxies… Continue Reading Can Big Data Resolve The Human Condition?
March 26, 2016 Featured by The Economist. DONALD TRUMP, THE Republican front-runner for the American presidency, is clearly riding a wave of anger—but he is also wielding a huge virtual megaphone to spread his populist messages. “@realDonaldTrump”, the Twitter account… Continue Reading The Signal And The Noise
March 8, 2016 Featured by NextCity. For the past several years police departments around the United States have been betting on “big data” to revolutionize the way they predict, measure and, ideally, prevent crime. Some data scientists are now turning… Continue Reading Beware Of “Big Data Hubris” When It Comes To Police Reform
March 2, 2016 NYU CUSP Director Dr. Steven E. Koonin featured by Energy Xchange. What will it really take to make a transition to a sustainable energy society? Visions of a clean, affordable, reliable, and durable energy future are something that most everyone… Continue Reading Energy Transitions – Understanding The Challenge
February 22, 2016 Featured by Bisnow. With the gargantuan 28-acre Hudson Yards project just two short years away from completion, the impact and importance of its “smart city” initiatives is beginning to come into focus. At the project’s outset, developers… Continue Reading Hudson Yards’ Smart City Initiatives Could Provide Glimpse Of NYC’s Future
January 22, 2016 Featured by Commercial Observer. Related Companies’ hot water heaters have been built too big for a long time. No one really knows (or knew until recently) how big hot water heaters should be. “There has been a… Continue Reading 80/50 Vision: The Mayor’s Bold Greenhouse Plan
January 12, 2016 Featured by KCRW. “Smart Cities” are designed to scale up “The Internet of Things” to better manage local transportation, energy, healthcare, water delivery and waste disposal. Can Big Data really improve the quality of life for residents… Continue Reading Can Big Data And Sensors Make Cities Smarter And Safer?
January 11, 2016 Featured by Urban Land. If you want an early glimpse of how the future may look, one place to get it is the Tower at PNC Plaza. Pittsburgh’s newest skyscraper, which has a gleaming curvilinear top that… Continue Reading Keeping Up: When Technological Change Begets More, Faster Change
December 15, 2015 Featured by the Mayor’s Office of New York City. City leading by example, retrofitting all public buildings by 2025; projects already in place or underway at buildings representing half of all City government building emissions. Mayor’s Office… Continue Reading Mayor De Blasio Announces Major Progress In Greening City Buildings
December 15, 2015 Featured in Politico. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration says it has made progress on its OneNYC plan, the policy document that sets a course for the city’s efforts on environmental and climate change resiliency — from solar… Continue Reading De Blasio Touts Progress On OneNYC
Gregory Dobler is an astrophysicist who honed his craft by recording spectral images of quasars and black holes. Now, from a high-rise rooftop in Brooklyn, he is training his lens on the expanding universe of New York City. Continue Reading From Data to Design: The Science of Cities
December 11, 2015 Featured by The Wall Street Journal. New York – Gregory Dobler is an astrophysicist who honed his craft by recording spectral images of quasars and black holes. Now, from a high-rise rooftop in Brooklyn, he is training… Continue Reading As World Crowds In, Cities Become Digital Laboratories
Unless you rely on public transit or live within walking distance of work, school and everywhere in between, commuting by car is necessary. For many of us, that unfortunately means being on the road about 200 hours each year. Continue Reading 2015’s Best & Worst Cities to Be a Driver
June 4, 2015 Featured by Business Insider. Two major projects have kicked off in New York City and Chicago, part of a broader global trend toward using high technology — the latest in sensors and infinitesimal tracking and measuring devices… Continue Reading In New York City And Chicago, The Smart City Is Here — And It’s Keeping Track Of Everything
April 15, 2015 Featured by National Geographic Channel. On Manhattan’s West Side, construction crews are erecting Hudson Yards, a massive $20 billion office, retail and residential complex that’s the biggest real estate development in New York City since Rockefeller Center… Continue Reading What’s The Big Deal With Big Data?