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Breaking the use-and-discard cycle, one repair at a time
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Joi Ito's nine principles for success in a time of change
Cooper Union’s historic Great Hall, built in a time of horse and carriage, provided a resonant setting for Joi Ito's talk about the future....
On waste, still more questions than answers
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NYC bike sharing rolls out May 27
Citibikes will be rolling across the city starting May 27th with full access June 2nd....
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March 9, 2012
Rising Currents was a 2010 exhibit at MoMA featuring re-designs of New York City’s waterfront, as a way to showcase ideas for resilient, adaptive protection from rising sea levels. Among the many activities and investigations tied to the exhibit, the museum participated in boat tours of the harbor, allowing visitors to see locations for proposed protective [...]
Mannahatta 2409: a work in progress
February 22, 2012
Eric Sanderson, ecologist and creator of the Welikia Project, is now leading a team to create a new version of Mannahatta: an interactive tool that will let visitors experiment with the design of the city of the future.
Broadway: 1000 Steps
February 21, 2012
Artist Mary Miss has embarked on a project to use the length of Broadway as a space for installations that can engage the public in the city’s plans for the future. In this video from ArtsFwd.org, prepared for the Rockefeller Foundation, Mary Miss describes the background and goals of this ambitious public art initiative: As described [...]
City Atlas Workshops at Parsons and Hunter
September 12, 2011
A design workshop at Parsons worked with historical data gathered by a Hunter urban planning class to create information graphics about NYC.
White Out Global Warming
September 3, 2011
The playful style of this PSA encourages viewers to do their part. Something as simple as painting rooftops white is surprisingly effective.
July 20, 2011
Tree Museum was a unique public art project by Katie Holten, installed on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, from June 21 – February 28, 2010 treemuseum.org
June 13, 2011
Bus Roots is a living garden on the rooftops of city buses.