The Quantified Community at Lower Manhattan
Covering the area from City Hall to the Battery and the East River to West Street, the Quantified Community at Lower Manhattan provides an unprecedented research laboratory in a dense, mixed-use, and rapidly evolving urban environment. The Urban Intelligence Lab has partnered with the Alliance for Downtown New York - one of the largest and most sophisticated Business Improvement Districts in the country - to deploy the QC urban sensing array throughout the district. In addition to measuring air quality, noise levels, and localized weather, the Lab is also collecting data on pedestrian counts, street usage, and economic activity in the area. Our research in the QC@Lower Manhattan is focused on understanding how urban development impacts quality-of-life, accessibility and mobility of residents, visitors, and workers, and economic activity at micro- and meso-scales.