Taxi Dispatch at John F. Kennedy International Airport
During peak times, waiting for a taxi at JFK can take more than an hour for both drivers and passengers. What can be done to minimize wait times?
Social Media for Emergency Response Messages
According to Rachel Sterne, the city’s chief digital officer (and an adjunct professor at the School), more than four million people engage with the city each day through the Web and social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. How can the city tap into these channels to amplify its emergency response messages?
New York City Transmedia Center
Firms and freelance artists in the rapidly emerging “transmedia” space — those working in digital advertising, interactive entertainment, and social media — are often disconnected from one another. How could a digital media center encourage collaboration and innovation, and what would it look like?
Real Estate Development in Downtown Queens
Even though the ingredients are in place for an “airport village” in Jamaica, Queens, leveraging the proximity of JFK, development in the area has stalled since the 2008 downturn. How can Jamaica attract hotels and small businesses to the area?
Minority and Woman-Owned Businesses
The City’s Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise Program was signed into law in 2005, but many small business owners don’t understand how it works. How can the city increase the number of minority and woman-owned businesses competing for contracts and improve access to capital?
Local television station NYC Life airs original programming about the city’s attractions and activities as well as content from partners like the History Channel and NBC. How can the channel better inform and engage its local audience?