Please join the NYU Rudin Center and the Van Alen Institute on June 11 for an evening of discussion:
How will the streetscape look and function in 20, 50, and 100 years?
The urban streetscape is facing increasing demands for space from a variety of users – pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, a spike in deliveries to homes and offices, food trucks, mobile commercial spaces, and more – without recalibrating the permitting or design. Join us for a series of presentations that ask urban planners, designers, architects, and others: What is the street of the future? We’ll review new visions for pleasant, productive streetscapes that balance the needs of transportation infrastructure, commercial activity, and residents young and old.
Sarah Kaufman, Digital Manager, and Anthony Townsend, Senior Research Scientist, will present at the event on behalf of the Rudin Center, along with esteemed professionals from throughout the transportation and tech fields.
Next City talks to two of our researchers, Anthony Townsend and Sarah Kaufman, about patterns in big data and challenges cities face in using it. And they ask, would you share your private data for the good of city planning planning? Well, would you?
“As the data accumulates, these traffic schemas acquire a third dimension: They show a city changing not just from day to night, but from year to year.
They show a city changing not just from day to night, but from year to year. Using cellphone data, for example, “you can really see the story of how a metropolitan area has evolved, over the last decade,” says Anthony Townsend, the author of Smart Cities.
Many of these ideas are hypothetical, for the moment, because so-called “granular” data is so hard to come by…Corporate entities, like Uber’s pending data offering to Boston, don’t always meet researchers’ standards. “It’s going to be a lot of superficial data, and it’s not clear how usable it’ll be at this point,” explains Sarah Kaufman.”
On December 3, the Rudin Center held an event on “Re-Programming Mobility: What Do Smart Phones and Self-Driving Cars Mean for Future Cities?” which explored four forecasts of mobility, land use and transportation planning in U.S. metropolitan areas in 2030. A presentation of the Rudin Center’s recent report on digital innovation and transportation was presented by Senior Research Scientist Anthony Townsend, followed by commentary and insight from four invited panelists:
Robin Chase, Buzzcar
Stacey Hodge, New York City Department of Transportation
Greg Lindsay, Visiting Scholar, NYU Rudin Center
Benjamin De La Peña, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
A full run-down of the event can be found at NYU News.
Stacey Hodge, NYC DOT, discussing freight at the Re-Programming Mobility Summit at the NYU Rudin Center, 12/3/14
Benjamin de la Pena, Knight Foundation, discussing mobility in world cities at the Re-Programming Mobility Summit at the NYU Rudin Center, 12/3/14
Anthony Townsend at the Re-Programming Mobility Summit at the NYU Rudin Center, 12/3/14
Robin Chase, ZipCar, at the Re-Programming Mobility Summit at the NYU Rudin Center, 12/3/14
Greg Lindsay at the Re-Programming Mobility Summit at the NYU Rudin Center, 12/3/14
Sponsored by the Rudin Center and by the University Transportation Research Center
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm Location: 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
Join the NYU Rudin Center to learn about the frontiers of transportation in this sixth event of the Short Talks, Big Ideas series. Speakers will deliver lightning presentations about their work and ideas, followed by networking and refreshments. We guarantee the audience will learn something new.
Confirmed Speakers: John Biggs, TechCrunch – “Mytro” Arlene Ducao, MindRider – Brain wave-tracking bike helmets Richard Dunks, NYU CUSP – Water Street Corridorscope Malinda Foy, MTA Bridges and Tunnels Neysa Pranger, Control Group – Beacon technology for transit Ryan Russo, NYC DOT – Vision Zero Paul Salama, WXY Architecture + Urban Design – Green loading zones Jose Soegaard, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance – Development of the NY/NJ waterfront
Moderator: Sarah Kaufman, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation
“No one receives a social penalty for aggressive driving, and only rarely a legal penalty,” writes Tom Vanderbilt, NYU Rudin Center Visiting Scholar, in The New York Times. Read his full piece about the psychological aspects of attaining Vision Zero here.