How much space each person has in some of the world’s major cities
Control Group — the designers behind the high-tech NYC I/O payphone redesign — is working with the New York City MTA to create new “On The Go” touchscreens for subway stations throughout the city. The new 47-inch displays will deliver real-time station directions including transfers and line alerts, countdowns until train arrival, and service updates, and will also include video cameras, microphones, and Wi-Fi, Fast Co. Design reports.
Motor vehicle occupant deaths increased by 46 percent from 2011 to last year, NYC DOT said today, as the agency emphasized the need for automated enforcement with the release of 2012 traffic fatality counts.
Mapping the languages of everyone using Twitter in New York shows the insane diversity of the city’s spoken languages and also where both tourists and local foreign language speakers are congregating.
In Washington, D.C., women often complain about the lack of available men. On the other hand, “Man Jose” gets that nickname for having too few available women for the men of Silicon Valley. But is it fact or fiction? In love, as with real estate, it’s better to get the inside scoop before you start your search.
Last year, Cities named ten of its favorite metro datasets of 2011 from cities across North America, illustrating the breadth of what we might learn (regarding mosquito traps! misplaced vehicles! energy consumption!) in the still relatively young field of urban open data. For this year’s installment, we’re going one step further. Sure, raw data is great. But useful tools, maps and data visualizations built with said data are even better.
New York City is catching up to the Bay Area with its burgeoning population of hot companies.
New York 3D artist and motion designer J.R. Schmidt created a beautiful 3D LEGO New York topographical design by using various elevation maps and satellite images of New York (as seen below) to properly set the elevation and colors of his rendered LEGO blocks.