The Master Plan: GIS Day this Wednesday


Dear UPSA: Thank you for making our first Skills Workshop such a wonderful success! We loved seeing everyone there and we hope you enjoyed the workshop.

This Week

2nd Annual GIS Day at NYU

Stop by the GIS Day @ NYU Information Fair and check out the information booths, see lots of maps, meet GIS faculty and professionals, and learn more about GIS tools and spatial data resources here at NYU.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 12-4pm
Where: Research Commons, 5th Floor, Bobst Library
RSVP here.

Jane Jacobs Forum: Women as City Builders

Municipal Arts Society

Author and activist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) believed in the future of cities and in common sense solutions to urban challenges. This year, in conjunction with the presentation of The Rockefeller Foundation’s Jane Jacobs Medal, the Municipal Art Society’s annual Jane Jacobs Forum features leading women in the fields of architecture and planning, landscape architecture, development, community development, business and the arts.

When: Thursday, Nov. 21st – Doors open at 6pm, Program begins at 6:30pm
Where: The TimesCenter, 242 W. 41st St. at 8th Ave.
Registration Required – RSVP.


Furman Center Policy Breakfast: How Private Should Public Housing Go?

This second policy breakfast in our fall series on how local governments innovate to address national issues will focus on how the private sector can and should help preserve public housing across the country. We will discuss the pros and cons of private financing and private management of public housing and whether these types of public-private partnerships are essential for preserving public housing and how to structure them so they do not undermine the very foundation of public housing.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 4th, 8:30-10am
Where: Lipton Hall, located in D’Agostino Hall, 108 W. 3rd St.
RSVP here.

Great New Books in the Humanities: Picking Up by Robin Nagle

Join us for a dialogue with NYC Department of Sanitation Commissioner, John Doherty, and Robin Nagle, author of Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City. The conversation will be moderated by Gwynneth Malin, Director of the Humanities Initiative at NYU. Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City will be sold at 20% off at the event.

When: Thursday, Dec. 5th, 6pm
Where: The Humanities Initiative at NYU, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
RSVP here.

Telling Compelling Stories with Data

Center for Advanced Digital Applications at NYU

We live in a data-driven world, where effective graphics are crucial to the delivery of information. When a graphical piece of information is designed in a seamless and effective way, information flows to the viewer clearly and efficiently. In this dynamically informative presentation, Dona Wong will discuss the importance of creating striking information graphics that are accurate and captivating for the audience at hand.

Dona Wong will demonstrate:

  • How to turn data into a compelling, persuasive story

  • How to use graphics effectively in presentations

  • The “do’s and don’ts” of information graphics: common pitfalls and how to avoid them

When: Thursday, Dec. 12th, 6:30pm
Where: Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay St., Rm 430
RSVP here.

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