A community-led initiative offers a low-cost alternative to corporate internet service providers. How far can their team of volunteers expand the network?
Making Science Actionable
The Urban Systems Lab talks about overlapping social vulnerabilities to climate change and COVID-19, and their efforts to gather and share the data that matters most in a complex and ever-shifting situation.
In the Hudson's Image
For activists, scientists, and designers, images from the river's past hold the key to imagining its future.
Policing Is an Information Business
The NYPD vaunts crime mapping technologies from CompStat maps to a vast networked surveillance infrastructure. Who benefits?
The CompStat Evangelist Consultant World Tour
28 maps track the networks of consultancy through which CompStat's architects spread the gospel — often for a tidy fee.
A Non-Exhaustive Taxonomy of Tools of Data-Driven Policing
A huge range of emergent technologies give police new ways to gather data and surveil. What's on the market?
How Many Row Houses Are There in New York City?
In the latest installment of our Typecast series, Neil Freeman counts and maps New York's row houses — all 217,000 of them.
Old Maps, New Tricks: Digital Archaeology in the 19th-Century City
Leah Meisterlin and Gergely Baics demonstrate how mining data embedded in historical maps is opening new seams in experimental urban research.
The Anatomy of Emergency
James McConnell, Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Data at the NYC Office of Emergency Management, dissects the process by which data turns into emergency response and reminds us that effectiveness in a crisis requires long-term planning supported by accurate information.