Taxis: sensors for city life

Insights on big data and urban systems from NYU‘s Juliana Freire at NYC Media Lab’s May Geek of the Month

We’ve reached a “perfect storm” of big urban data, says professor Juliana Freire from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. More widely available data and an uptick in data enthusiasts combined with cheap and easy access to computing has created new opportunities for decision makers and social scientists to understand city dynamics.

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