Urban Informatics Offers Partnership Opportunities Between Institutions, Cities
- Pat Donachie for Education Dive August 15th, 2017
- Source: http://www.educationdive.com/news/urban-informatics-offers-partnership-opportunities-between-institutions-ci/447878/
In 2012, New York’s then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed colleges and universities around the world submit ideas for an applied science campus which would act as an engine of discovery and experimentation around the city's resources.
Professor Constantine Kontokosta was part of the team which submitted a proposal to create the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress.
“We were trying to leverage existing growing strengths in research and data science. The thought was to bring this data together and use it to improve city operations,” he said.