Apr 18, 2014

Hudson Yards the Nation's First Smart Neighborhood


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The Hudson Yards, Manhattan's newest neighborhood will be the most connected, measured and technologically advanced digital district in the nation.

Hudson Yards being built over a Long Island Rail Road yard, a once underutilized tract of land on the far West Side of Manhattan will be the first "quantified community" in the entire country.

According to an article in Crain's New York, NYU, in conjunction with Related Cos. and Oxford Properties Group, will collect information on pedestrian traffic, air quality, energy production and consumption, and even the health and activity levels of workers and residents

The data will be analyzed by a team of number crunchers, although details for the partnership have not been finalized.

The partnership hopes to install thousands of sensors throughout the complex that will send information to secure servers. The data will be analyzed by a team of number crunchers, although details for the partnership have not been finalized.

Their goal and mission, is to use big data to make cities better places to live, though they emphasized the collection of any personal data would be voluntary.

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