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New York's Applied Sciences Campuses and 'Metropolitan Revolution'

As its most recent entry in a new series of "Metropolitan Revolution Blog Series," Brookings examines the recent proliferation of applied sciences campuses in New York City.
January 8, 2015, 6am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Jennifer Bradley surveys the rapidly evolving landscape of applied sciences campuses in New York City: "Both Cornell Tech, a collaboration between Cornell University and Israel’s Technion, and NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress graduated their first master’s degree classes earlier this spring. Joining Cornell Tech, CUSP, and Columbia University’s Institute for Data Science and Engineering, a fourth applied sciences campus will bring students from Carnegie Mellon’s Integrative Media Program to Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy yard next fall."

Bradley provides a few teasers about what the schools are already up to, acknowledging that it's too early to quantify the current or potential impact of the new academic uses in the city. But Bradley's point is to make a larger argument about the role of such experiments in the "Metropolitan Revolution," that the Brookings site has been begun to document with a series of blog posts, commencing in December.

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Published on Monday, January 5, 2015 in Brookings
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