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NYC ‘Urban Informatics’ program readies for start

A new New York City graduate program aimed at applying information technology to urban problems is gearing up to admit its first class this summer.

The New York University-led Center for Urban Science and Progress Thursday showed off its temporary home in a Brooklyn office building Thursday to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The center is dedicated to “urban informatics,” or collecting and analyzing data to understand and improve living in the world’s cities. About 20 master’s degree students are expected to start in August, along with another 20 in a certificate program.

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