January 25, 2018

Learning about NYC: Buildings

Location: The Stage

6:00pm - 8:30pm EST

You likely live, work, eat and shop in these: New York City buildings. The New York City skyline is famous thanks to its buildings. How many buildings are there in New York City? Which City Agencies work with our City’s buildings? How do we know which ones are part of the Mayor’s housing plan? How do we know which buildings are under construction?

Come learn the answer to these questions and others at a first-of-its-kind event at Civic Hall, a community space for civic technologists.

This event is brought to you by the NYC Open Data Team, Esri, Civic Hall and key City Agency partners: the Department of Buildings (DOB) and the Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD).

Explore free & public city data here: www.nyc.gov/opendata

NOTE: While the Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) is also responsible for Housing Maintenance Code enforcement, the winter season is the department’s busiest season and HPD will not have representatives from enforcement present to answer questions. HPD’s engagement in this event will focus on data for their affordable housing programs (the Housing New York dataset).

Our last event filled up fast – make sure you RSVP soon! For those who cannot attend in person, the event will also be livestreamed.

6:30 – 6:40: Welcoming remarks by Civic Hall & ESRI
6:40 – 6:55: NYC Open Data Team updates
6:55 – 7:00: Overview of Buildings by MODA
7:00 – 7:15: DOB presentation
7:15 – 7:30: HPD presentation
7:30 – 8:00: Panel discussion
8:00 – 8:30: Networking

Light food & beverages will be served.

For any questions, please email events@civichall.org.

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 our annual report published last July.

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

About the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)
HPD’s mission is to promote the construction and preservation of affordable, high-quality housing for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers in thriving and diverse neighborhoods across the city. HPD is responsible for carrying out Housing New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s initiative to build or preserve 300,000 affordable homes by 2026.

About the Department of Buildings (DOB)
The Department of Buildings promotes the safety of all people that build, work, and live in New York City by regulating the lawful use of over one million buildings and construction sites across the five boroughs. With a focus on safety, service, and integrity, the Department enforces the City’s Construction Codes, Zoning Resolution, and the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law.

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