2017 Urban Science Intensive
Capstone Presentations


NYU CUSP’s Urban Science Intensive (USI) Capstone program brings together student teams with government agencies or research partners to address real-world urban challenges through data. The USI Presentation event is the culmination of their four-month Capstone projects and marks the final presentation of the students’ work during their studies at CUSP.

Projects consist of team-based work on a pressing urban issue. Teams work with a project sponsor to define the problem, collect and analyze data, visualize the results, and, finally, formulate and deliver a possible solution. Student teams are challenged to utilize urban informatics within the context of city operations and planning, while considering political, social, and economic realities and data management and ethics. The goal of each project is to create impactful, replicable, and actionable results that inform data-driven urban operations and a new understanding of city dynamics.

Capstone Projects In the News

NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress Tackles Bus Reliability, Harmful Landlord Practices, with DataGovernment Technology

Hey MTA: Here Are Five Qualities of a Useful Transit Dashboard - Transit Center

TLC Mentors Students Using Big DataNew York City Taxi and Limousine Commission

Christine Quinn explains how technology can help fight homelessness - Technical.ly Brooklyn

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2018 Urban Science Intensive Proposals

Are you a city agency or industry partner interested in sponsoring a team USI project for the upcoming spring and summer academic semesters? Please visit our USI webpage for details on how to draft a relevant USI project, the process selection, timelines, and submission.