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August 29, 2016 Featured by Curbed NY. Although some would have the population believing otherwise, greenhouse gas emissions are a real issue. And while New York City, with its shipped-in food and barged-out trash, is no small contributor to that matter,… Continue Reading NYC Makes Strides In Reducing Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions
August 29, 2016 Featured by Crain’s New York. A law that requires the city’s biggest buildings to log and report their energy usage is paying off, officials said Wednesday. Thousands of structural behemoths in New York City have cut their… Continue Reading Big-Building Owners Required To Report Energy Use Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Report Says
August 29, 2016 Featured by Energy Manager Today. An important study on the impact of benchmarking on big apartment and office buildings in New York City offers proof of something that can benefit energy managers everywhere: Simply providing people with… Continue Reading New York City Study Conclusion: Benchmarking Works
August 29, 2016 Featured by Habitat Magazine. A new energy report reveals great strides, but much room for improvement. From 2010 to 2013, thousands of New York City’s biggest buildings slashed energy use by 6 percent and greenhouse gas emissions… Continue Reading City’s Biggest Buildings Slash Energy Use And Emissions
May 25, 2016 NYU CUSP alumni featured by Technical.ly Brooklyn. Last night in Bushwick some of the most interesting people in the Brooklyn tech world got together for a happy hour at CartoDB’s American headquarters. There were data scientist, social entrepreneurs, regular capitalist… Continue Reading What Are People Working On In The Brooklyn Tech World?
May 5, 2016 NYU CUSP Professor Julia Lane featured by Nature International Journal of Science. When Julia Lane began working in scientific-funding policy she was quickly taken aback by how unscientific the discipline was compared with the rigorous processes she… Continue Reading Assessment: Academic Return
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