The Hamilton in NYC program recently visited The New School to meet and learn about the work of Timon McPhearson, director of the Urban Systems Lab and recent appointee to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
McPhearson spoke on "A Social-Ecological-Technical Systems Approach to Modelling Urban Futures. He discussed the development of urban ecology, the use of novel data streams such as tweets to infer public perceptions of urban spaces, and focused on the challenge of heat vulnerability and his team's development of visualization tools for assessing mitigation priorities based on physical and demographic "big" data.
That evening, the program attended the Broadway production of Hamilton at the Richard Rogers Theatre. The performance revealed the young adult life of Alexander Hamilton, and his journey to becoming one of America’s Founding Fathers.
“The show was amazing! It really did live up to the hype. I'm very appreciative of Hamilton and the NYC Program for giving us the chance to see it,” said Elizabeth Vasquez ’19.
Throughout the show, there were moments of laughter, seriousness, and even a few tears. Undoubtedly, everyone felt a much better connection to our founding trustee as a result of the show.
“Hamilton was extraordinary. It’s easy to see why half the class searched the soundtrack on Spotify right after,” said Vishal Patel ’19.