Using New York as a Laboratory for Learning Building Technology
Track: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Authors: Jason Montgomery
The challenge was placing students and researchers in a digital urban geography that could be examined from macro to micro detail. GIS provided the tool for documenting, analyzing, and particularly storing the geography of building technology, an emerging field of study. GIS driven deep mapping allowed us to examine the process of how New York was built in detail. We found a new way to teach building tech--geographically--and became CUNY's university wide case study in high impact learning.