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Distinguished Energy Engineering Lecture: Steven Koonin "Urban Energy"

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 12:20pm to 1:10pm

Bill and Melinda Gates Hall, G01
107 Hoy Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850

Steven Koonin

Director of the Center for Urban Science and Progress/ University Professor, Professor of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences, Stern School of Business/ Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering
Tandon School of Engineering, NYU

Urban Energy

For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas; in just a few more decades, the world's population will exceed 9 billion, 70 percent of whom will live in cities. Enabling those cities to deliver services effectively, efficiently, and sustainably while keeping their citizens safe, healthy, prosperous, and well-informed will be among the most important undertakings in this century.  I will review how work on data acquisition, integration and analysis at NYU’s  Center for Urban Science and Progress is leading to a better understanding (and hence improvement) of  urban systems, with a particular focus on energy and its impacts on the urban environment.  Novel analyses of persistent synoptic imagery will be an important part of the story.  

Host:  David Hammer, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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