The Mayor’s Geek Squad


Great article from the New York Times cataloguing the many unusual ways in which Mayor Bloomberg’s group of tech savvy professionals are piecing together data from diverse sources to attack some of the cities biggest and most persistent problems. Many of these are routine and recurrent but New York is at the forefront of using and integrating geospatial and business data to correlate this with everything from social issues to traffic congestion to liveable environments in the effort to make the city Number One. Posted on the Urban Systems Collaborative Blog by Colin Harrison.


About Michael Batty

I chair CASA at UCL which I set up in 1995. I am Bartlett Professor In UCL.
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