We’ve posted a survey about hurricane-related commutes. If you’re in the New York area and working from home or elsewhere, please fill it out to give us a better sense of commute pattern changes resulting from the hurricane: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5Z56DVY
Tonight the NYU Rudin Center is hosting a group of mentors and apprentices from the Women’s Transportation Seminar. The organization is a great resource for anyone looking to expand their knowledge base, meet people in the industry, and advance their careers. The NYU Rudin Center is proud to support WTS, as we believe in strengthening the networks of transportation professionals in the region, and furthering opportunities for all. We encourage you (not just women!) to check them out here.
Dr. Anthony Townsend, a Visiting Scholar at the NYU Rudin Center, is presenting an opening keynote at the Code for America Summit in San Francisco on “A New Civics for Smart Cities”, outlining principles for designing more inclusive and resilient technologies for urban management and governance.
Our researcher Sarah Kaufman presented at last week’s DataGotham conference/celebration of big data in New York City, giving a lightning talk about open transportation data’s benefits, background and future. The event was hosted at the Tribeca Rooftop, and the following day at NYU’s Stern School of Business. Sarah spoke alongside data gurus from Foursquare, Newsweek, bit.ly and the CIA, and advocated for the continued opening of transportation data. The talk was related to her guide to opening transportation data, posted over the summer, which you can read here.
Photo of the Tribeca Rooftop party courtesy of Hilary Mason.