- February 4, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Please join NYU CUSP as we kickoff our Research Seminar Series for the spring 2022 semester, featuring leading voices in the growing field of Urban Informatics.
Our next two virtual seminars will feature intrapreneurs from the Open Data Policy Lab’s City Incubator for a discussion about reimagining institutions, investing in innovators, prioritizing data infrastructure in 10 different cities across the globe.
Zoom link provided with RSVP. CUSP’s research seminars are open to the public!
What is the Open Data Policy Lab's City Incubator?
Today, 56% of the global population lives in cities. This number is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. Our city governments are the stewards of valuable data, data systems and data policies. How might we better equip our cities to solve problems with data? The Open Data Policy Lab‘s City Incubator is a program to help public intrapreneurs from 10 cities around the world to develop their data innovation ideas into reality by providing dedicated support over a six month period from September 2021 to March 2022.
In Part I of the City Incubator seminar, we will hear from the cities of Winnipeg, Canada; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Timișoara, Romania; Syracuse, New York, USA; and Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Part II of the City Incubator seminar will feature five additional cities and will take place on Friday, February 11th. See the event page for more details.
Jennifer Bodnarchuk, Senior Data Scientist, Innovation & Technology Department, City of Winnipeg, Canada
Promoting accessibility, equity, diversity & inclusion in Winnipeg by developing the first City of Winnipeg Diversity Dashboard. This dashboard will provide transparency and visibility of the municipal government’s workforce demographics and updates on the activities at this city to create a more welcoming and inclusive workplace culture and city.
Henry Xavier Hernandez Rendon, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Department, City of Guayaquil, Ecuador
Launching a public market analysis geospatial open data tool, Citizen 360, to support businesses and other organizations and individuals in understanding potential investment opportunities in the city.
Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Nicolas Diaz, Chief Innovation & Data Officer, Office of Accountability, Performance & Innovation, City of Syracuse, New York, United State of America
Developing a performance management framework and public facing dashboard for the City of Syracuse’ ARPA investments; working with all departments within the City of Syracuse to ensure a data-driven, effective, equitable and transparent use of funds.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Andrea Calderon, Race & Equity Data Analyst, Office of Equity & Inclusion, City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Operationalizing the city’s equity ethos into a public geospatial tool, the Albuquerque Equity Index, which shows geographies of inequity in Albuquerque and helps evaluate the reach of city service distribution with the goal of increasing municipal investment.