Getting from Point A to Point B (GY)

  • Urban transportation in the time of Social Justice

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How will people transport themselves in the future? Let’s conceive a world of people-centered navigation.. Our mission is to establish safe, affordable, comfortable, efficient, and environmentally sensitive travel choices. What is outlandish today will be typical tomorrow. Teleporting is not impossible!

In this project-based course, students will reimagine the transportation ecosystem of New York City through research & development, specifically aiming to address social inequalities presently affecting our f community. With an eye toward the future, the team will:

  • identify and understand “ pain points” encountered by diverse users across the various modes of NYC transportation,
  • propose recommendations and present solutions to enhance the travel experience of underserved users,
  • unite stakeholders with a shared vision of a transportation system that directly addresses social justice

Related Grand Challenge: Reimagine Urban Infrastructure

Areas of Focus

  • Infrastructure Accessibility for all people
  • Equity of Convenient and Available Transportation
  • Disability World
  • Environmental Influences & Impacts
  • Anything else we come across that will improve city travel

Methods and Technologies

  • Science Fiction Reading & Films
  • Literature Search--worldwide travel systems--we need not reinvent the wheel
  • User Experience Research
  • Survey Development
  • Communication & Geolocation Systems and Devices
  • Inclusive Design
  • Media & Marketing
  • And more!


  • Science & Technology Studies
  • Integrated Design & Media
  • Disability Studies
  • Urban Planning
  • Prototyping
  • Psychology
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • All majors welcome! Seeking open-minded students with enthusiasm for fairness and equality.


  • NYU Tandon School of Engineering
  • NYU Ability Project
  • All NYU schools
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

Faculty Advisors