Data Driven Decision Analysis For The Urban Environment
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Data analytics and data-driven decision-making represent a significant opportunity to revolutionize the provision of city services and the design and evaluation of urban policy. In a climate of tightening resources and greater demands on city infrastructure, the application of improved data collection methods, new analytical tools, and better operational intelligence that yields actionable insight is becoming the foundation for the next generation of city management and urban policy. This presentation will highlight the opportunities and challenges using existing and new streams of data to inform city operations, focusing on building energy data and energy efficiency programs. It will conclude with the discussion of a new research initiative — the Quantified Community — that demonstrates the potential to advance urban design and planning by integrating urban IoT technologies, large-scale data fusion, and community engagement and problem-solving.
Sponsor: New York Association for Energy Economics
Speaker: Constantine Kontokosta PhD, PE, Deputy Director for Academics - NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) & Assistant Professor of Urban Informatics - NYU CUSP and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering
Date: Thursday, February 11, 12- 2 pm
Location: Location: Tonic (Upstairs), 727 Seventh Avenue @ 49th Street