Last night’s panel on Big Ideas for Transportation, co-hosted by the Rudin Center, Downtown Alliance and Control Group, featured fantastic talks against the scenic background of South Street Seaport.
The speaker lineup:
- Daria Siegel, Downtown Alliance
- Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
- Sarah Kaufman, NYU Rudin Center
- Chris Whong, Socrata, explored the notion of hardware-based taxi hailing devices, bringing the internet of things to the urban street corner.
- Florent Pyre, Placemeter, discussed Placemeter Speedbuster, a crowdsourcing initiative that allows citizens to let city agenciesidentify traffic hotspots that warrant additional stop signs, speed bumps, or traffic patrols by placing a small sensor in their windows and leveraging computer vision.
- Joe Dack, NYC DOT, discussed freight activity and give an overview of solutions that organizations can adopt to reduce the impact of freight activity in the urban area.
- Eric Goldwyn, Columbia University School of Architecture, Preservation & Planning, made the case for expanded ferry service between Lower Manhattan, Northern Brooklyn, and Western Queens.
- Justin Schultz, MTA Capital Construction, discussed the changing landscape in Lower Manhattan and transit’s role in the creation ofa truly 24/7 community.
- Neysa Pranger (Moderator), Control Group
Some photos of the event:
Thanks to event co-organizers Daria Siegel and Stacey Levine, and to Jeff Ferzoco for photography.