How Sensors are Making Better Urban Environments

Lecture / Panel
Open to the Public


Just as our awareness of our physical condition — and our ability to get timely treatment when we sense something’s wrong — depends on our nerves telling our minds how our bodies are doing, resilient cities need networks of sensors to quickly deliver critical, timely information on infrastructure, transportation, and such quality-of-life factors as noise and air quality. 

Researchers at the Center for Urban Science + Progress (CUSP) and C2SMART at NYU Tandon are deploying such sensors on multiple fronts to improve life in urban environments. Join on Friday, October 22nd at 2pm to hear how researchers are designing and distributing these devices around the city to reduce noise pollution and detect the extent of hyperlocal flooding due to sea-level rise and high-intensity rainstorms.