Photo by Roman Shavnya on Unsplash
Photo by Roman Shavnya on Unsplash

2021 Capstone Presentation Day

Monday, August 9th, 2021

NYU CUSP’s Capstone program brings together student teams with government agencies, industry, or other research partners to address real-world urban challenges through data. The capstone presentation event is the culmination of their six-month 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.


  • 3:00pm – 4:30pm: Capstone Presentations
  • 4:30pm – 4:45pm: Break
  • 5:00pm – 6:45pm: Capstone Presentations
  • 6:45pm – 7:00pm: Break
  • 7:00pm: Recognition Ceremony

Capstone Projects

New York State’s Broadband Coverage Mapping for the Reimagine New York Commission

A Finance Map of NYC: Supporting PACE Financing to Drive Large-Scale Energy Efficiency Retrofits

Predictive Modeling of Opioid Overdose Risk for Targeted Public Health Interventions

Modality-Agnostic Road Traffic Monitoring

Do Broken Windows Encourage Criminality?

Mapping Construction+Demolition Waste Flows for Recovered C+DW Use in City’s Capital Program

Open Police Data: Collection, Analysis, and Outcomes

Urban Inventories

Data-Driven Generation of 3D City Models

Sponsor: AI4CE Lab

California Dream Index

Predicting and Preventing Lead Paint Poisoning in New York City Among Young Children

Applications of Machine Learning and Remote Sensing for Assessing Open Street Map Completeness on a Global Scale

Data-Life 2021