Learning about NYC: Environment & Sustainability

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Civic Hall

118 W22nd St

12th Floor (#12A)

New York, NY 10011

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Learning about NYC: Environment & Sustainability

NYC Open Data Updates - Spring 2018

The NYC Open Data Team, Esri, and Civic Hall are excited to roll out the second event of the 2018 open data event series on May 1st at 6pm. In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd), this quarter's meetup will showcase datasets and agency work relevant to environmental protection, sustainability and green initiatives.

This event is brought to you by the NYC Open Data Team, Esri, Civic Hall and key City Agency partners: NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, Mayor's Office of Sustainability and NYC Department of Environmental Protection.

We will also have guest speakers from Participatory Budgeting Project and New Schools's Urban Systems Lab.

Explore free & public city data here:

This event is free and open to the public, however, an RSVP is required to attend.

Accessibility Info:

The entrance and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. To request accommodations such as ASL interpreting, CART, or documents in accessible format, please contact Paramjot Kaur by email or phone (347) 537-2471 by April 26th.

Civic Hall is located on the 12th floor.


For those who cannot attend in person, the event will be livestreamed on Civic Hall's Facebook page starting at 6:30pm.

Check out the livestream from the January 25th meetup focused on NYC Buildings here.

SOCIAL MEDIA NOTE: Please remember to tag #LearnAboutNYC on your social media posts!


6:00 – 6:30: Doors open for check-in

6:30 – 6:40: Welcoming remarks by Civic Hall & ESRI

6:40 – 7:00: NYC Open Data Team updates

7:00 – 7:30: Presentations

7:30 – 8:00: Panel Discussion + Q&A

8:00 – 8:30: Networking

**Workshop run by Esri, happening May 1st**

ArcGIS for Developers: Get Started with DevLabs

On May 1st (12:30pm-5:00pm), Esri will also be hosting a free 3-hour, hands-on, bring-your-own-machine, learning lab for getting started building highly customized mapping applications using ArcGIS.

The course will follow the following three-step pattern:

DATA: (one hour) Before you can build an app, you need a map; and before you can make a map, you need data. Whether you're finding it on various data portals or collecting and editing the data yourself, learn techniques for getting the data you want to visualize and analyze into your map, especially data published on the NYC Open Data site.

DESIGN: (one hour) An effective mapping application needs a well-designed map. Learn some basic cartographic principles for making your apps intuitive and powerful to use.

DEVELOP: (two hours) If you are not a coder, you can still build custom web and native applications using templates and builders. But if you are a developer, get your hands on the ArcGIS APIs and SDKs for including mapping capabilities into apps you build.

Seating is VERY limited, so if you would like to attend, please sign up soon.

About NYC Open Data

The Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA) and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) partner to form the Open Data team. As a hub of analytics in the City, MODA advocates for the use of Open Data in citywide data analytics and in the community. Learn more about the NYC Open Data Program by taking a look at their annual report published last July.

About Esri @Esri

Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) is an international supplier of geographic information system software, web GIS, and geodatabase management applications. They build arcGIS, the world's most powerful mapping and spatial analysis software.

About Civic Hall @CivicHall

Civic Hall is a collaborative community center that advances the use of technology for the public good. It's a space where social entrepreneurs, change-makers, government employees, hackers, academics, journalists, and artists can share knowledge, build tools, and solve problems together.

NYC Department of Parks & Recreation @NYCParks

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible for maintaining the city's parks system, preserving and maintaining the ecological diversity of the city's natural areas, and furnishing recreational opportunities for city's residents and visitors.

NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability @NYClimate

The New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability is a team of architects, data scientists, engineers, policy advisors, and city planners working to create a city where the air is clean, the streets are green and where our 8.5 million residents produce zero waste and zero carbon. Guided by the OneNYC plan, 80x50 report, and Executive Order 26, MOS works to minimize NYC’s contributions to climate change from the waste, transportation, energy, and building sectors.

NYC Department of Environmental Protection @NYCWater

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health, critical quality of life issues, and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution.

Urban Systems Labs @UrbanSystemLab

The Urban Sytems Lab is an interdisciplinary research, design and practice space at The New School focused on improving life in cities. They study the dynamics of interacting social, ecological, and technical infrastructure components of current and future urban systems for improving policy and planning towards more equitable, resilient, and sustainable cities.

Participatory Budgeting Project - NYC @PB_NYC

Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. Council Members choose to join Participatory Budgeting New York City (PBNYC), giving at least $1 million from their budget for the whole community to participate in decision-making.

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