News at the Rudin Center

The NYU Rudin Center staff has been busy:

Rudin Center Director Mitchell Moss discussed the making of Hipsturbia and organic dry cleaners as indicators of gentrification in The New York Times.

Research Associate Sarah Kaufman will present the Rudin Center’s report on Superstorm Sandy at the Transportation Equity Conference in Albany on March 4th.

Research Assistant Carson Qing‘s study of Williamsburg’s late night rush hour has been featured in the Brooklyn Paper and The L Magazine. His newest post on location of employment in major U.S. is now on the blog.

We’re proud to bring on Anthony Townsend as Senior Research Fellow. Here’s a look at the work he’ll be doing at the Rudin Center:

Anthony Townsend is organizing several upcoming workshops that will further the Rudin Center’s investigations into emerging areas of transportation policy, planning and management – resilient regional transportation infrastructure for the Northeast Corridor, future tools and techniques for studying bicycle ownership and use in New York City, the role of big data and pedestrians, and future mobility systems in digitally-connected cities. Through his affiliation with the Silicon Valley-based Institute for the Future, Anthony is conducting a year-long forecast on the future of makers and small-scale manufacturing in cities around the world. His first book, SMART CITIES: Big Data, Civic Hackers and the Quest for a New Utopia will be published in October 2013 by W.W. Norton & Co.


Finally, some of our research staff attended the State of the City address at Barclays Center. Here’s a photo:


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Transportation and Hurricane Sandy: Press Coverage

Franny Corry

NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation has recently been cited in the media for the new report “Transportation During and After Sandy,” which details the strengths and limits of the transportation infrastructure in New York City and the surrounding region. Press coverage has praised the report’s analysis of rider frustration levels and system preparedness, as well as the accompanying interactive timeline.

Check out the links below:

Wall Street Journal, Post-Sandy Survey Ranks Transit Rancor

Streets Blog,NYU Report: NYC’s Exclusive Busways Shouldn’t Be for Emergencies Only

Brooklyn Spoke, The Least Frustrated

   Greater Greater Washington, Breakfast Links: How to Use Public Space

Watch for more press coverage going forward as we post follow-ups to the report.

What we’re reading online today

The new Brooklyn Nets are commuting between Brooklyn and New Jersey, and usually landing in Manhattan:

The Flushing dollar-bus era:

Mapping NY’s population by intersection:

Can a city engineer an innovation economy?

Transportation Headlines from Around the Web

The East Side Access project is costlier and facing even more delays (via Wall Street Journal).

A new mobile app allows Boston subway users to easily report suspicious behavior to Boston’s transit police(via

Streetsblog reports on midtown’s public spaces (via Streetsblog).

Cabbies, too, are unsure what the effect of looming taxi fare hikes will be.

A new UCLA study shows that biking is bad for male reproductive health.

- Catherine Dwyer