The Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management at NYU's Wagner school explores current and emerging challenges in transportation and infrastructure. The Center draws upon faculty and graduate students from NYU to conduct research on issues such as cities and mobility, the role of communications in mobility, the neuroscience of walking, and aviation and economic development.
NYU'S Rudin Center explores key issues in transportation, including information technology, the location of economic activity, and emerging trends in travel and work. We developed a report in the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy analyzing the storm's effects on transportation, and have carried over that research into analysis of social media in disasters, which research associate Sarah Kaufman presented at the January, 2013 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. The NYU Rudin Center staff now includes Anthony Townsend as senior research fellow, focusing on smart cities and futurist analyses of mobility. In addition, the Rudin Center has received national recognition for its research on super-commuting.
The Rudin Center was named in recognition of a gift from civic leader Lewis Rudin and receives support from leading firms in transportation, finance, and communications. The director of the Center is Mitchell L. Moss, Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy and Planning.
NYU Rudin Center Director Mitchell Moss, USDOT Under Secretary Polly Trottenberg, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the Rudin Center Breakfast for Excellence in Transportation, March 7, 2013.