NYU Wagner Partners with NYC in “Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge”
Today the City of New York manages over 11,000 payphone kiosks – but the way that New Yorkers share information is changing rapidly. In order to modernize this powerful communications infrastructure, the City is hosting Reinvent Payphones, a public design challenge that seeks to rally urban designers, planners, technologists, and policy experts to create physical and/or virtual prototypes that imagine the future of payphones. NYU Wagner and the NYU Tisch School of the Arts are partnering with the Bloomberg administration to promote the Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge to a wide range of talented and forward-thinking students and faculty in a number of local universities.
Have ideas on how New York City can reinvent payphones to create a safer, healthier, more sustainable, accessible and informed city? Submit your prototype by February 18th and you could help to shape the City’s future.
NYU Students distribute solar lanterns to those affected by Hurricane Sandy
Students in an NYU Wagner/NYU Stern undergraduate class – “Practicum and Incubator for Social Innovation” – have connected with Sun Giant Energy to distribute solar lanterns to New Yorkers still living without electric power as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
Here’s NYU Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management Director and NYU Wagner Professor Mitchell Moss' report on the cover of amNewYork from earlier this week! You can also read the story, “Sidewalk congestion is now a maddening crowd for midtown”here.
Mitchell Moss, Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, teaches and does research on urban planning and politics, with special emphasis on economic development, telecommunications, and the governance of New York City. He recently authored the report, “How New York City Won the Olympics” His areas of expertise include: Cities, Urban Planning, Transportation.
Will Carlin is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Project Management and Communications at NYU Wagner and co-Managing Partner of VShift, an interactive marketing firm. Before entering Columbia Business School, Will was a world-ranked squash player on the men’s professional touring circuit (where he achieved the highest world ranking ever by an American man), won the U.S. National Championship in squash and was the United States’ #1 ranked player in 1990 and 1995. He served on the Executive Committees and Boards of Directors of both the US Squash Association and the US Olympic Committee. He also served on the Athlete’s Advisory Council on the Olympic Committee for two terms. His areas of expertise include Leadership, Project Management, Web Design and Sport Management.
Heleen Mees is Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Administration at NYU Wagner. Mees is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy and she has a weekly column in theFinancieele Dagblad. Her work has also been published in The Financial Times, The New York Times and Le Monde. Her areas of expertise include: Economics, Finance, Immigration, Race, Class and Diversity.
Rae Zimmerman is Professor of Planning and Public Administration at NYU Wagner and since 1998, Director of the Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (ICIS). Her teaching and research encompasses environmental quality, environmental health risk management, and urban infrastructure in the context of the quality of life in cities. Some specific areas of focus of her research include social and environmental performance measures for the resiliency of urban infrastructure services in the face of extreme events of both natural and human origins. Her work on these and other topics covers security and global climate change; the ability of institutions to cope with these stresses. Her research also has addressed risk communication in the context of unanticipated events. Her areas of expertise include: Emergency Management, Urban Planning, Environment, Race, Class & Diversity, Housing, Inequality, Infrastructure, Sustainability, and Transportation.