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The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is an applied science research institute that is being created by New York University and NYU-Poly with a consortium of world-class universities and the foremost international tech companies to address the needs of cities.

A project this important is going to draw a lot of attention, and it has.  Here are some related news items regarding the project.

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New York City Council Committees Hear Testimony on CUSP

CUSP Director Steve Koonin and CUNY Vice Chancellor for Research Gillian Small testified at the September 28, 2012 oversight hearing, "The Applied Science NYC Initiative – Plans for a dramatic transformation of the City's economy," held jointly by the New York City Council Committee on Higher Education, the Committee on Technology, and the Committee on Economic Development.

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Mayor Bloomberg, President Sexton, and MTA Chairman Lhota
Announce Historic Partnership to Create New Applied Sciences Center in Downtown Brooklyn

Academic and private-sector consortium will create the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress in Downtown Brooklyn


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University of Warwick Appoints Scientists for 'Living Lab' Research

Two researchers have joined the University of Warwick to tackle the challenges faced by cities in the 21st century as part of CUSP. 

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Empirical State Building

A Distinguished Lecture and podcast from Dr Steven Koonin, Founding Director of CUSP, given at the University of Warwick, CUSP's only European partner.

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Memo to the NYU Community

From NYU President John Sexton and Senior Vice Provost for Research Paul Horn.

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Brooklyn's on the CUSP of
Something Big...

Brooklyn groups and businesses have created a video supporting NYU’s proposal to create CUSP in Downtown Brooklyn.

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It's A Go!

Mayor Bloomberg, NYU President John Sexton, and MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota announce a historic partnership to create a new applied science center.
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Watch the Press Conference

On April 23, 2012, Mayor Bloomberg, President Sexton and MTA Chairman Lhota announced the launch of CUSP.
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