Taking Open Data to the Streets: Soil & Air

In this workshop, participants will learn how to take to the streets armed with only a mobile phone and collect data that will complement already existing open data to build a story about the soil and air in our communities. We can use the information that we collect to ask questions that will propel ideas, solutions and the implementation of these solutions.

This workshop will cover the basics of web form design for data collection as well as techniques for interacting with data on a mobile device. Participants will use their phones heavily, so please bring a charging cord. 

As the USI begins to build the Data Bank & Exchange, we believe that it is important to understand the data needs of the communities of this city. This workshop will also provide USI with community feedback on how best to collect usable, useful data that can help answer questions, and implement solutions.

This event is part of the Year-Long Symposium Workshop series!

The 3rd Annual Urban Soils Symposium was just the beginning: the start of the conversation and deliberations of the theme of urban soils & remediation, restoration, resilience, rehabilitation, recovery and regeneration. There are so many unknowns and we believe that we need at least a year to ask questions and discover answers. Therefore, we decided to continue the symposium through panels, roundtables, workshops and lecture series’s that will take place once a month throughout 2019 on specific topics or problems.

Stay tuned – we will post workshops as they come up! If you have questions or ideas, please let us know!


Mar 05 2019


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm




Prime Produce
424 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019


NYC Urban Soils Institute

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