Remaking the City
Introducing information science students to the technological challenges faced by community organizations in New York City.
Technology is an essential but fragile link in the infrastructure of many community organizations, which are often volunteer-driven and resource-limited. In this workshop-based course, masters students at Cornell Tech partner with community organizations to identify and address their immediate technology needs through collectively designed solutions. From the community partners’ perspective, this course provides an opportunity not only to satisfy short-term needs but also to develop a long-term vision for technology within their mission. Students expand their first-hand understanding of who will be using their technologies, the social and organizational contexts of technology use and the potential role of technology in meeting the challenges facing the city and its inhabitants.
Grant type: Development (2018-19)
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Arts, Communication, Media and Design; Children, Youth, Seniors and Families
Tapan Parikh, Department of Information Science
Deborah Estrin, Department of Computer Science
Jane Swanson, Community and Government Relations
- Community partner: Cornell Cooperative Extension of New York City
- Community partner: Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation
- Community partner: City Councilman Ben Kallos
- Community partner: Long Island City Partnership
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JUNE 12, 2018
Milstein program names faculty director at Cornell Tech
– College of Arts & Sciences website
MAY 16, 2018
Two named 2018 Kaplan Faculty Fellows for service-learning work
– Cornell Chronicle
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