“quantified community”: Hudson Yards

This large scale development starting with undeveloped land is estimated to have “65,000 people daily who pass through the Hudson Yards’ office towers, residences, shops, restaurants, hotel, public school, and public open space will contribute to a massive stream of data intended to help answer the big questions about how cities of the future should be managed.”  For example, how to manage the trash, recycling, and composting system or other onsite technologies such as a cogeneration plant. 

According to  Constantine Kontokosta, deputy director at NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, the project will also shed light on “the value of mixed-use development for activity levels and health” as well as, “How do people really interact with the mix of uses?”

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