A Glance Into Education


Understanding these limitations could inform how policymakers and city planners target customers when implementing water restrictions or offering incentives such as rebates during drought. This research lays the framework for integrating big data into urban planning, providing more accurate water use expectations for different community configurations. Further studies could include examining how data from emerging online real estate platforms can be used to develop neighborhood water use classifications across city, county or even state lines. An additional area of interest for the researchers is examining how water use consumption is linked to development patterns in other kinds of residential areas, for example in dense cities. "Emerging, accessible data sources are giving us a chance to develop a more informed understanding of water use patterns and behaviors," said Ajami. "If we rethink the way we build future cities and design infrastructure, we have the opportunity for more equitable and affordable access to water across various communities." Materials provided by Stanford University . Original written by Michelle Horton. Note: Content may be edited for style and length. Kimberly J Quesnel, Saahil Agrawal, Newsha K Ajami.



This week GRIDLOCK SAM: Needed tips to navigate post-Thanksgiving holiday traffic in the city This week's traffic changes includes the return of "fair tolling" on the Verrazzano Bridge — where Staten Island and Brooklyn-bound drivers will each pay tolls and the round-trip cost remains the same. (Mark Lennihan / AP) ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK HOLIDAY TRAVEL ALERT: As I mentioned in Friday’s column, I make the Sunday after Thanksgiving traffic forecasts based on what the Wednesday before looked like. The worst hot spots, from about 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., will include the GWB/Cross-Bronx, BQE/Gowanus, LIE, Staten Island Expressway, Henry Hudson Parkway get the facts and Harlem River Drive into the FDR. Based on Wednesday’s traffic, the best bet to return to Manhattan will be the Holland Tunnel. Fair tolling on the Verrazzano Bridge is back after a 34-year hiatus! Starting Tuesday, rather than paying a double toll traveling to Staten Island and nothing to Brooklyn, drivers in both directions will pay half the former toll (meaning, the round-trip cost REMAINS THE SAME). This is a long-overdue change that will cut congestion and air pollution in lower Manhattan and at the outbound Holland Tunnel by eliminating a financial incentive for Jersey-bound drivers to avoid the bridge. For over 3 decades I have called this a “cockamamie” traffic plan (enacted by federal law) because drivers from Brooklyn to NJ would pay up to $19 using highways and going through Staten Island but travel for free using local streets in Downtown Brooklyn and lower Manhattan and out the Holland Tunnel.

Posted in