SmarterCities BetaNYC

Building a BetaNYC

In the current climate of restricted budgets and widening income gaps, urban communities find themselves at a disadvantage when it comes to finding and measuring affordable housing within its geographic boundaries. Communities are in the unenviable position of planning and responding to land use development without access to accurate and timely data that allows them to review and act thoughtfully on proposed changes.

It's clear that these communities and neighborhoods, representing a wide range of economic interests, are in a unique position to leverage their quantitative and qualitative data collection within the New York City OpenData ecosystem. With the guidance of System Dynamics modeling our project goal is to enable that transformation by providing communities within the city the open-source tools and methods to find, evaluate and measure affordable housing.

The web application is designed to simplify interaction with a layered framework that connects open data via APIs and a GUI that includes data visualization.

Meet The Team


Bob

isee systems


Bob has a broad range of experience helping organizations understand and addres complex business and social problems.He has extensive experience using dynamic models to address problems in project management, economic development, health care, manufacturing, marketing, telecommunications, retail sales, energy, and equipment maintenance.

Karim

isee systems


Karim has completed modeling projects in business strategy, project management, health care, public policy, and the environment.   Karim has been the Director of Product Development at isee systems, inc. for over 20 years, where he was the architect and designer of the major redesigns of iThink® and STELLA® for both version 4.0 authoring and the new version 10.0 STEAM engine. He also developed the draft XMILE standard for interchanging and archiving System Dynamics models.


Lucio

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Lucio is a computer scientist with research interests in modeling and simulation. He is passionate about open-data and developing technology to improve the world.

Ramona

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Ramona is the founder of a social enterprise as well as the executive director of a mentoring & career development nonprofit. An attorney, entrepreneur and corporate governance maven, Ramona has represented private & institutional investors as well as C-Level executives at Fortune 500 companies.

Sanjay

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Sanjay is a Research Analyst at the Regional Plan Association. Previously, he worked at the Design Trust for Public Space and NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. He is a graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London, with a BA in Economics, Politics, and Public Policy. 

Marc

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Avid cyclist, gardener, musician, open-source software and hardware maven. Design is just one of the many things I do. Engaging with people and sharing my knowledge is what I love to do.

March

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President, and Owner of M.Arch Architect and founder of web/mobile application ZONER (www.zonerapp.com). March has more than 20 years of experience in architecture, specializing in project design, code consulting, and construction.

Vietnhi

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Zachary 

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Anita

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