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Mayoral Press Conference Announcing Launch of CUSP

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Press Conference - April 23, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg, NYU President John Sexton and MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota announce a historic partnership to to create the Center for Urban Science + Progress, a new applied sciences center, in downtown Brooklyn. The academic and private-sector consortium is the city's next step in the City's Applied Sciences NYC Initiative.

Logo: CUSP

It's A Go!

On April 23, 2012, Mayor Bloomberg announced the launch of the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), 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.

CUSP simultaneously responds to two important challenges:

  • The very specific challenge issued by the Bloomberg Administration to create an applied science institute in New York that will make the city a world capital of science and technology, and lead to new jobs, and
  • the grand technical, intellectual, engineering, academic, and human challenges posed by a rapidly urbanizing world.

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