Theses Master's

How has New York City developed as a smart city? Evaluating smart city contributors in New York City

Osakata, Shiori

Recently, the rapid growth in technologies has changed our lives dramatically. Thus, utilizing technologies and data is becoming more and more necessary in various fields, including urban planning. The purpose of this study is to develop a matrix to measure the level of smart city in New York City and evaluate all projects, incentives, guidelines or pilot projects contributing to making New York City a smart city based on the matrix developed. This
evaluation will be mainly qualitative, followed by interviews with experts in the field to get their insights toward smart city concepts in New York City. Ultimately, this study will identify best practices based on evaluation and deficiencies, as well as next steps that New York City should take to be an even smarter city and redefine smart city concept in New York City based on the findings. I believe that this series of study on smart city concept in New York City will help to understand characteristics in New York City regarding smart city concept, which could be helpful for the city to improve or other cities to refer. In addition, I believe that understanding the dynamics around technologies and the use of data and evaluating them as a whole from
planners' perspective, not project by project, will significantly improve the quality of the city in a comprehensive way.

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More About This Work

Academic Units
Urban Planning
Thesis Advisors
Woodward, Douglas
M.S., Columbia University
Published Here
July 15, 2019