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.