Smarter New York City

Smarter New York City
Publisher Columbia University Press
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Category Political Science
Total Pages 418
ISBN 9780231545112
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Innovation is often presented as being in the exclusive domain of the private sector. Yet despite widespread perceptions of public-sector inefficiency, government agencies have much to teach us about how technological and social advances occur. Improving governance at the municipal level is critical to the future of the twenty-first-century city, from environmental sustainability to education, economic development, public health, and beyond. In this age of acceleration and massive migration of people into cities around the world, this book explains how innovation from within city agencies and administrations makes urban systems smarter and shapes life in New York City. Using a series of case studies, Smarter New York City describes the drivers and constraints behind urban innovation, including leadership and organization; networks and interagency collaboration; institutional context; technology and real-time data collection; responsiveness and decision making; and results and impact. Cases include residential organic-waste collection, an NYPD program that identifies the sound of gunshots in real time, and the Vision Zero attempt to end traffic casualties, among others. Challenging the usefulness of a tech-centric view of urban innovation, Smarter New York City brings together a multidisciplinary and integrated perspective to imagine new possibilities from within city agencies, with practical lessons for city officials, urban planners, policy makers, civil society, and potential private-sector partners.

Smarter New York City
  • Author : André Corrêa d'Almeida
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28

Innovation is often presented as being in the exclusive domain of the private sector. Yet despite widespread perceptions of public-sector inefficiency, government agencies have much to teach us about how technological and social advances occur. Improving governance at the municipal level is critical to the future of the twenty-first-century city,

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Good Night New York City
  • Author : Adam Gamble
  • Publisher : Good Night Books
  • Release Date : 2006-10-28

Easy-to-read text introduces the sights of New York City through a full day of sightseeing.

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Gotham
  • Author : Edwin G. Burrows,Mike Wallace
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1998-11-19

To European explorers, it was Eden, a paradise of waist-high grasses, towering stands of walnut, maple, chestnut, and oak, and forests that teemed with bears, wolves, raccoons, beavers, otters, and foxes. Today, it is the site of Broadway and Wall Street, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty,

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The Other Islands of New York City  A History and Guide  Third Edition
  • Author : Sharon Seitz,Stuart Miller
  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-06

“A well-written and comprehensive tale . . . a lively history of the people and events that forged modern-day New York City.”—The Urban Audubon Experience a seldom-seen New York City with journalists and NYC natives Sharon Seitz and Stuart Miller as they show you the 42 islands in this city’s diverse archipelago.

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Homelessness in New York City
  • Author : Thomas J. Main
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12

The story of New York City’s struggle to provide shelter for its homeless population Can American cities respond effectively to pressing social problems? Or, as many scholars have claimed, are urban politics so mired in stasis, gridlock and bureaucratic paralysis that dramatic policy change is impossible? Homelessness in New

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The Historical Atlas of New York City  Second Edition
  • Author : Eric Homberger
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2005-07

A richly illustrated reference chronicles the history of New York City, from early Native American culture to the present day, capturing the events, inhabitants, neighborhoods, ethnic diversity, and more in a collection of full-color maps, period photographs, drawings, charts, and concise essays. Original. 25,000 first printing.

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A History Lover s Guide to New York City
  • Author : Alison Fortier
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016

New York is a city of superlatives. It has the largest population, greatest wealth, broadest diversity and most elegant museums in the nation. With that comes an amazing history. This tour of the Big Apple goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer visitors and residents alike a chance to walk

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The New York Nobody Knows
  • Author : William B. Helmreich
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-25

"As a kid growing up in Manhattan, William Helmreich played a game with his father they called "Last Stop." They would pick a subway line and ride it to its final destination, and explore the neighborhood there. Decades later, Helmreich teaches university courses about New York, and his love for

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Murals of New York City
  • Author : Glenn Palmer-Smith
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release Date : 2013

Presents more than thirty of the murals found within all five boroughs, including works by such artists as Chagall, Haring, Lichtenstein, and Parrish.

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Mannahatta
  • Author : Eric W. Sanderson
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2013-12-01

On September 12, 1609, Henry Hudson first set foot on the land that would become Manhattan. Today, it’s difficult to imagine what he saw, but for more than a decade, landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson has been working to do just that. Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City is the

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Mannahatta
  • Author : Eric W. Sanderson
  • Publisher : Abrams Books
  • Release Date : 2013-11-27

On September 12, 1609, Henry Hudson first set eyes on the land that would become Manhattan. It's difficult for us to imagine what he saw, but for more than a decade, landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson has been working to do just that. Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City is the

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Lonely Planet Best of New York City 2020
  • Author : Lonely Planet,Lorna Parkes,Regis St Louis,Hugh McNaughtan
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Release Date : 2019-09-01

Lonely Planet's Best of New York City is your passport to the most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Delve into the past in the Metropolitan Museum; and walk over the Brooklyn Bridge at dusk, as skyscrapers begin to light up the

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The Epic of New York City
  • Author : Edward Robb Ellis
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2011-09-20

In swift, witty chapters that flawlessly capture the pace and character of New York City, acclaimed diarist Edward Robb Ellis presents his masterpiece: a thorough, and thoroughly readable, history of America's largest metropolis. Ellis narrates some of the most significant events of the past three hundred years and more—the

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The Nature of New York
  • Author : David Stradling
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2010

Presents an environmental history of New York State, from the first contact of the region's indigenous inhabitants with Europeans to the present day.

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Color this Book  New York City
  • Author : Abbi Jacobson
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2013-04-23

From co-star and co-creator of Comedy Central's Broad City, Abbi Jacobson! Featuring over 30 illustrations by artist and comedienne Abbi Jacobson, this coloring book captures the charm and personality of bustling New York City—from cultural attractions and historic sites to quirky shops and everyday street scenes. A great keepsake for

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