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NYU CUSP to Offer Unique Executive Education in Urban Informatics and City Analytics

New York University’s Center for Urban Science & Progress (CUSP) announced the launch of a new executive education program in urban informatics and city analytics, one of the only such programs of its kind in the world.

The three-day, cohort-style program will be led by CUSP faculty members, all of whom are widely regarded as innovators in their respective specialties. The course will equip professionals from both the public and private sector with the skills to use large-scale datasets and analytics to address fundamental problems and challenges of city operations, planning and development.

“We’re finding that more and more professionals want to drill down on this material not just because they’re intellectually curious or because they think it will add value down the road – they’re beginning to realize that knowledge in this area is rapidly becoming a strategic imperative,” said Dr. Steven Koonin, Director of CUSP. “Much of the city data that can be used to improve service delivery, optimize operational and planning decisions, increase public engagement and improve problem solving already exists. The executive education program teaches professionals how to leverage existing data and turn it into insight that can catalyze data-driven policy.”

The program covers trends and challenges in data science for urban systems, such as data management and manipulation at scale, data mining and analytics, and information visualization, with a focus on how to use data to develop and implement solutions for the most pressing challenges facing today’s cities.

The program is geared toward leaders in organizations and government who would like to improve their ability to utilize, create and manage a data-driven approach to city operations, as well as to professionals who wish to learn how to observe, analyze and model cities and senior level executives who would like to enhance their data-driven management skills with the goal of extracting meaning and insight from data to improve cities around the world.

Participants can receive continuing professional education credit as applicable, for completing the program.

The first of a series of three-day program will be held January 27 – 29 at the CUSP campus. For more information, visit our webpage, CUSP Educational Programs, or contact: J.C. Bonilla, Director of Enrollment Management and Student Services at 646-997-0511 or

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