Ryan is the managing director of the City Science Initiative at the MIT Media Lab where he conducts research and develops prototypes that aim to disrupt urban systems in the areas of urban mobility, building-integrated agriculture and big data analytics. Chin also consults with and advises industry and government agencies on creating and managing smart cities with sustainable urban systems through mass customization. Chin has won awards for his research including the Katerva Award for Transportation in 2014, and the 100K Buckminster Fuller Challenge in 2009. In 2006, Esquire Magazine named Ryan Chin one of the Best and Brightest Innovators under the age of 35.
Gary Hack is Professor Emeritus of MIT’s School of Architecture and University of Pennsylvania’s School of Planning and Urban Design. He focuses primarily on the teaching, practice, and study of large scale physical planning and urban design projects. He was formerly the Dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design. Throughout his career he oversaw and consulted on projects in most major US cities including New York, Chicago, and Boston and internationally in Japan, Thailand, China, Saudi Arabia and Canada.
If your commute includes three different transfers just to get to work on time, the NYC subway can feel like it was made specifically to torment you. Brand New Subway is a game that puts you in control of the map. This new game by engineer and artist Jason Wright is providing commuters a way […]