Riker's Decided

The way in which we approached the interview process for this research was to start with the largest potential facilitator of change in the criminal justice design system and work our way down to the most granular agent of change, the local resident. At every scale of the process, stakeholders…

NY Penn Station

One of the most overcrowded train stations in America, New York Penn Station is at the center of significant urban infrastructural issues and complex social dynamics. Improvements to and expansion of the station have proved challenging, as has regular infrastructural maintenance, which is further burdened by increasing use and demand.…

Flooding's Grey Zone in NYC: Final Thoughts

Our graphic report below details the association between the geospatial official (and unofficial) models, actual flooding, and individual perception of flood risk. From the start, we had difficulty gathering information from the public and private individuals working most closely with these flood maps, and chose to make that facet of…

Water Tunnel No. 3 Closing Thoughts

Where does our water come from? Is it safe to drink? How will climate change and privatization impact our access to water in the future? These are not questions New Yorkers, who enjoy some of the best free drinking water in the world, think about on the day-to-day. But asking…

PASSERBY INTERVIEW NOTES// Influence DLs

Do you consider your neighborhood safe? Do you know about the Mayor's plans to close down Riker's Island? Do you support this plan? Are you aware that this neighborhood is one of the sites proposed for a location of a jail? Do you think a jail should be placed in…

PROGRESS // Decision Map Unweighted

Looking at the criteria of proximity to schools and childcare facilities as a negative and proximity to facilities that are for rehabilitation, criminal justice, transportation and hospitalization as positives we created this first draft of a decision map. More layers to be considered include real estate prices (in conversation with…

Session #9 Response: Mannahatta

The Mannahatta reading painstakingly chronicles the steps that a team of researchers followed in order to recreate a map of a "primeval" (as they called it, in quotes) Manhattan, with its many biomes and varied flora and fauna. In order to do this, they scoured various sources of…

Session 10: Work Sessions & Journalism Review

For the next class on Friday, April 7, we would like you to continue to work with your groups (and editors!) to work towards producing your final geospatial narrative. In addition, please review the stories below. These are journalistic pieces that have novel implementations of maps as stories. Please review…

Water Tunnel No. 3 Progress Update

1. A revision of our pitch can be found here 2. Geospatial representations: (Previous representations and data:) 3. Outline of future representations: Based on our research on the continuing fluctuation of budget and end dates in this project, we plan to create a prediction about future fluctuations. (This will also…

Garbage & Marine Transfer Station

With the closure of the Fresh Kills Landfill in 2001, New York City had to come to terms with what to do with the more than 25,000 tons of domestic and commercial waste produced by the city every day. In 2006 the Bloomberg administration proposed the “Comprehensive Solid Waste…