Sarah Boyle

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This “Selfie Wall” explores the limits of personal data privacy

On January 3, 2017, El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico-based AGENCY Architecture took advantage of the selfie phenomenon, transforming a public park with a temporary installation and data privacy experiment dubbed the SELFIE WALL. AGENCY describes its practice as engaging contemporary culture through architecture, urbanism, and advocacy. By uncovering whether…
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Pratt Institute launches Master of Science in Real Estate Program (REP)

The Pratt Institute has announced a new degree program: Master of Science in Real Estate Practice, which will commence in fall 2017. The Real Estate Practice program will train students to develop skill sets focused on public-private partnerships, housing and urban development, and sustainable development. This focus on public-private partnerships…
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Times Square Art announces winner of Valentine Heart Design Competition

Times Square Arts, which describes itself as the largest public platform for contemporary performance and visual arts, announced The Office for Creative Research as the winner of this year’s Times Square Valentine Heart Design competition for their proposal We Were Strangers Once Too. We Were Strangers Once Too will be…
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Uber launches new data sharing website, Movement

Yesterday, ride service company Uber launched its new website, Movement, which can be used to study traffic patterns and speeds across cities, as well as compare average trip times across certain points. Movement’s data is be aggregated from Uber drivers' smartphones, which use accelerometers and global positioning technology. Although not yet…
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Buffalo, New York gears up for denser urban development

On Tuesday, December 27, New York’s Buffalo Common Council unanimously passed the United Development Ordinance, also known as the Buffalo Green Code. The code aims to shift the city's transportation focus from cars to walkability. It eliminates minimum parking standards and aesthetic standards for parking lots, as well as making provisions…
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Jainey Bavishi to lead NYC’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency

Yesterday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Jainey Bavishi as Director of the Office of Recovery and Resiliency. Bavishi will helm the city's OneNYC program, begun in April 2015, which aims to promote equitable growth and climate change resiliency. Key objectives include reducing 80 percent of the city's…