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
What’s The Big Deal With Big Data?
November 16, 2018 Featured by National Geographic Channel. On Manhattan’s West Side, construction crews are erecting Hudson Yards, a massive $20 billion office, retail and residential complex that’s the biggest real estate development in New York City since Rockefeller Center… Continue Reading What’s The Big Deal With Big Data?
Old Cities, New Big Data
Big datasets have been used by authorities and public bodies for centuries, whether in the form of the national census, maps, surveys or public records. What is new is the sheer volume, speed, diversity, scope and resolution afforded by ‘big… Continue Reading Old Cities, New Big Data
NYU CUSP Unveils First-of-its-Kind ‘Urban Observatory’ in Downtown Brooklyn
New York University’s Center for Urban Science & Progress (CUSP) today unveiled its Urban Observatory, a project that will persistently observe and analyze New York City in an effort to better understand the “pulse of the city” in various states, such as mobility, energy use, economics ...
Privacy, Big Data, And The Public Good
Massive amounts of new data about people, their movements, and activities can now be accessed and analyzed as never before. Numerous privacy concerns have been raised by use – or misuse – of such data in commercial and national security arenas.
NYU CUSP, Related Companies, and Oxford Properties Group Team Up to Create “First Quantified Community” in the United States at Hudson Yards
New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) today announced that it will partner with Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group to create the nation’s first “Quantified Community.”