SMART CITIES NEVER SLEEP @ CUSP – Center for Urban Science + Progress
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm



This workshop will bring international stakeholders from industry, academia, government and the public to discuss how cities should be thinking about nighttime planning and how data, innovative approaches and digital solutions can support the social, cultural and economic activities that occur after dark.

Discussion topics may include but are not limited to:
• Public safety
• Equal access and diversity
• New business models (sharing, multi-use)
• Impact of smart mobility solutions
• Off-hour delivery and freight
• Sensing technologies for nighttime mobility
• Spatio-temporal patterns of nighttime mobility
• Autonomous transport
• Short range and micro transportation (ride shares, e-bikes and scooters)


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Visually Exploring Massive Urban Trajectories to Enhance Urban Sustainability and Resilience @ C2SMART Lab
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Bio: Dr. Xinyue Ye (Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara), is Associate Professor of Spatial Data Science, Ying Wu College of Computing at New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he directs Urban Informatics and Spatial Computing Lab. Dr. Ye integrates social science and computational science towards information visualization, urban informatics and spatial social network analysis – the mapping of relationships among individuals in networks, integrated with spatial and environmental factors. He models the space-time perspective of socioeconomic inequality and human dynamics for applications in various domains, such as economic development, disaster response, transportation and land use, public health and urban crime.  He was elected Chairs of Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group, Asian Geography Specialty Group and China Specialty Group at American Association of Geographers (AAG). He was also elected President of the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Science. Since 2011, he has been serving as Associate Editor of Stochastic Environmental Research & Risk Assessment, a leading SCI journal in spatial and environmental statistical modeling. Dr. Ye has published over 140 SSCI or SCI journal articles. He won the national first-place research award from University Economic Development Association in 2011 and received the Regional Development and Planning emerging scholar award from AAG in 2012. His research has been funded by National Science Foundation, National Institute of Justice, Department of Commerce, and Department of Energy.


Abstract: Thanks to advanced technologies in sensing and computing, the mobility patterns and dynamics of cities and their citizens are recorded and manifested in a variety of urban trajectory datasets, which include the moving paths of human, taxi, bus, fleets, cars, and so on. Understanding and analyzing such large-scale, complex data is of great importance to enhance both human lives and urban environments. Funded by NSF, we develop an open source visualization tools for researchers, administrations, practitioners and general public to understand the data and to reveal knowledge intuitively. This visual analytics software integrates scalable data management and interactive visualization with a powerful web-based computing platform. It contains three major modules: Data Loading and Processing, Database, and Visual Analytics Interface.

Transportation Camp @ NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm

TransportationCamp NYC 2019 returns to C2SMART and NYU Tandon to foster open conversation and collaboration in mobility and the radical changes the present is experiencing in transportation globally – in cities and between them. Unlike a traditional conference, the specific session topics are determined by participants, which provides each attendee an opportunity to lead and shape the event.

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Mobility Technologies for People with Disabilities
Oct 24 all-day

This event will highlight new technologies and advances from startups and industry targeted at improving mobility for people with disabilities. Stay tuned for more information.