Urban Science IntensiveOverview

NYU’s Center for Urban Science + Progress (CUSP) is pleased to announce its 2018 Urban Science Intensive call for Capstone Projects, open to city agencies, private sector companies, and academic organizations interested in co-supervising a project involving CUSP graduate students.

The Urban Science Intensive (USI) is a six month applied urban analytics project that partners CUSP Urban Informatics graduate student teams lead by a faculty advisor with a public, private sector, or academic organization that is looking to address a critical urban issue or research problem. The USI is the experiential learning focus of the CUSP M.S. program. USI projects approach real-world challenges through problem identification and scoping, data collection, and applying data analytics and visualization techniques. Student teams possess a combination of technical data analytics, visualization, and machine learning skills as well as a strong real-world urban vision and will utilize urban data science techniques within the constraints of political, social, and financial considerations as well as address issues of data privacy, validity, and transparency. Typical deliverables include urban data analytic reports, data visualizations including interactive applications, research publications, and prescriptive policy solutions.

Project proposals must be submitted online by filling out this form by no later than October 30th, 2017. CUSP will pre-select suitable projects for the 2018 USI Program and will follow up for detailed project scoping. Student work commences in February and concludes in July 2018.


Visit our FAQ page for additional details on USI project requirements, timelines, and the submission process.


If you have any questions, please contact us at cusp.academics@nyu.edu.