Meetup: A Million Trees, A Billion Oysters, A Trillion Bacteria!*


We’re excited to announce a meetup that brings together diverse players changing the way we New Yorkers interact with our urban ecology. We have three exciting speakers set to share their experiences at Mapzen’s office in Gramercy on Tuesday, August 25 at 6:30pm.

How do you count and locate all of the trees in New York City? How do you quantify the process of restoring oysters to New York Harbor’s pre-industrial levels? What does urban microbiology say about the health of a city (other than its disquieting ability to discover unsavory bacteria in the subway)?

A crucial part of any data story is how the numbers are collected, and the motives for doing so. At this edition of, our speakers will describe their approach to enumerating the nature of NYC.

RSVP to the event here.

Jacqueline Lu, Director of Analytics for NYC Parks
Peter Malinowski, Director of the Billion Oyster Project
Elizabeth Hénaff, Research Scientist at the Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Date and Time:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

30 W 26th Street, 7th floor, New York, NY

6:30pm – doors, socializing, food, drinks
7:30pm to 8:30pm – announcements and talks
9pm – event ends

*Certainly way more than a trillion bacteria.