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Title Smarter New York City : how city agencies innovate / edited by André Corrêa d'Almeida.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]

Subject Municipal government -- Technological innovations -- New York (State) -- New York.
Public administration -- Technological innovations -- New York (State) -- New York.
Administrative agencies -- Technological innovations -- New York (State) -- New York.
New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Alt Name Corrêa d'Almeida, André,
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 418 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 07, 2018).
Contents Frontmatter -- CONTENTS -- Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction / D'almeida, André Correa -- PART I. DATA, ORGANIZATION, AND TECHNOLOGY -- 1. OneNYC and the SDGs: A City Strategy with Global Relevance / Espey, Jessica / Mesa, Nilda / Ruckstuhl, Sandra M. / Prakash, Mihir -- 2. The Mayor's Office of Data Analytics: Institutionalizing Analytical Excellence / Campbell, Craig / Goldsmith, Stephen -- 3. LinkNYC: Redesigning Telecommunication to Activate the Twenty-First-Century Creative City / Maier, Maren / Mcbride, Mary / Mcconnell, Paul -- PART II. CIT Y SERVICES AND DOMAINS OF LIFE -- 4. The New York City Business Atlas: Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses with Open Data / Young, Andrew / Verhulst, Stefaan -- 5. Demand Response: Incentives for Smarter Energy Management / D'almeida, André Correa / Lewis, Christopher -- 6. Green Infrastructure Plan: Opportunities for Innovation in Climate-Change Resilience / Rosenzweig, Bernice / Fekete, Balazs -- 7. Residential Curbside Organic-Waste Collection Program: Innovation for Sustainability / Baptista, Ana Isabel -- 8. Syndromic Surveillance System: The Science and Art of Using Big Data to Monitor the Health of New York City / Horton, Megan / Ross, Joseph -- 9. Solving City Challenges Through Neighborhood Innovation Labs: Moving from Smart Cities to Informed Communities / Kontokosta, Constantine E. / Merritt, Jeff / Dolder, Sander -- PART III. SAFETY AND MOBILITY -- 10. NYPD ShotSpotter: The Policy Shift to "Precision-Based" Policing / Lin, Tami / Rejniak, Małgorzata -- 11. Vision Zero NYC: Toward Ending Fatalities on the Road / Sahuguet, Arnaud -- 12. Midtown in Motion: Real-Time Solutions to Traffic Congestion / Lennon, Lawrence / Soffian, Gerard -- PART IV. BECOMING A SMARTER CITY -- Conclusion: Becoming a Smarter City / D'almeida, André Correa / Stewart, Kendal -- Epilogue: Future Possibilities: Now, Next, and Next After Next / Hultin, Jerry Macarthur -- Contributors -- Index
Summary 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.
ISBN 0231545118 (electronic book)
9780231545112 (electronic bk.)
9780231183741 (hardcover)
OCLC # 1022977402
Additional Format Print version: Smarter New York City. New York : Columbia University Press, [2018] 9780231183741 (DLC) 2018003484


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