March 23, 2018 Evidence-based governing requires training. Governing Magazine discusses why data analysis skills are important for policymakers, and highlights new resources such as the Coleridge Initiative, a joint training program from the University of Chicago, University of Maryland, and NYU… Continue Reading Why Policymakers Should Learn to Be Data Analysts
March 16, 2018 Featured by ABC News. In 2013 the police chief in Reading, Pennsylvania invested in a predictive policing tool.Based on historical police data, the software was trained to forecast where crimes were likely to occur, explained data scientist Cathy… Continue Reading Big data is going to shape our future cities. Will it treat us all equally?
March 8, 2018 Juan Bello, a sound researcher at NYU CUSP & New York University, is featured in this article by Popular Science. Step onto the streets of New York or any other major city and you will be greeted with a barrage of… Continue Reading These scientists think peace and quiet should be a human right
March 7, 2018 Featured by Smart Cities Dive. In 2017, homelessness increased for the first time in seven years, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) annual report to Congress. Although the increase is less than 1%,… Continue Reading Tech vs. policy: Finding the best approach to combat homelessness
February 20, 2018 NYU CUSP Professor Neil Kleiman explains five suggestions for how cities can catch up (via The Daily Beast): Amazon already disappointed 218 cities when it culled the list of applicants for the tech giant’s secondary headquarters down to 20… Continue Reading To Join the Tech Revolution, Cities Need a New Operating System
February 15, 2018 Featured by New York University. A collaboration between NYU’s Center for Urban Science + Progress (CUSP) and Women In Need (Win) is harnessing the power of data analytics to help homeless families leave the shelter system in… Continue Reading How Crunching Data Can Help Homeless Shelters Curb the Cycle of Readmission
February 14, 2018 NYU CUSP Professor Julia Lane discusses the NYU Administrative Data Facility (ADRF), which enables multiple local, state, and federal agencies to keep data in separate secure areas, and link data for approved projects (via Workforce Data Quality Campaign): … Continue Reading Administrative Data Facility Enables Cross-State Data Sharing
February 8, 2018 Featured by Commercial Observer. Once upon a time the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn at 370 Jay Street had offices and a money counting floor (the second).Today, it’s housing scholars for New York University, which… Continue Reading Under Construction: Inside NYU’s Transformation of the MTA’s Former HQ
A new video by National Geographic features NYU CUSP Professor Debra Laefer's research on the world’s densest urban aerial LiDAR data set.
December 13, 2017 The five-year transformation of a moribund former MTA headquarters building into a major center for technology, emerging media, and the creative arts took its most important step forward as NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP)… Continue Reading NYU Opens Major New Tech Hub In Downtown Brooklyn
December 13, 2017 Featured by Metro New York. A long-vacant MTA building has been given a tech-filled new life.New York University announced Wednesday that the school’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) has moved into 370 Jay Street in… Continue Reading NYU moves tech hub into long-empty former MTA headquarters
December 7, 2017 Mastercard data insights help New York University researchers study commercial activity around bike-sharing and free public Wi-Fi stations. Nearly a decade since “smart cities” entered the vernacular — a term that early on captured the heady sense… Continue Reading Data Insights: Measuring The Economic Impact Of “Smart City” Innovations
December 4, 2017 Featured by Brooklyn Magazine. Anyone who rides the subway knows that New York City’s population is expanding. More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and that number will grow to 70 percent within… Continue Reading CUSP Opens Its Doors At 370 Jay Street
November 16, 2018 New York University's Tandon School of Engineering profiles NYU CUSP Professor Constantine Kontokosta. Constantine Kontokosta — Assistant Professor in Tandon’s Department of Civil and Urban Engineering and the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), the Director of… Continue Reading Constantine Kontokosta Is On The Frontlines Of Using Data For Good In Cities
November 16, 2018 NYU has embarked on a university-wide effort to make the often-complicated transition from military to civilian life as seamless as possible. Explore how NYU (including NYU CUSP) is empowering our Veterans to become students and exceptional graduates.… Continue Reading Beyond the Call of Duty