April 21, 2021
by Center for Architecture
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We are excited to announce that Visualize NYC 2021 is a Nominee in the 25th Annual Webby Awards! Out of nearly 13,500 projects submitted this year from around the world, our work was selected in the top 10 percent, in the category “Websites and Mobile Sites: Activism.” We are now competing for two of the Internet’s most coveted awards: The Webby Award, chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), and The Webby People’s Voice Award, voted on by the online public.

Visualize NYC 2021 was launched a year ahead of the November 2021 election, which will lead to unprecedented turnover in city government: In addition to the mayor, 40 elected officials will reach term limits, including four borough presidents and up to 35 City Council members. In response to this singular opportunity for change, we partnered with MIT’s Civic Design Data Lab (CDDL) on a two-part visualization project exploring four themes that are of critical importance to New Yorkers: the Evolving Public Realm, Climate Change and Resilience, Right to Housing, and Public Health.

The first phase of the project, launched in October, visualizes responses by New Yorkers to 16 prompts related to the project’s four main themes. For phase two, these themes are explored through additional data visualizations created by CDDL, which dive deep into specific issues that are impacting NYC. This work is complemented by six additional visualizations by MIT students.

We hope this project will serve as a tool to help New Yorkers understand what is at stake in 2021! Explore our project, and vote for us for the People’s Voice Award by May 6!