Apr 3, 2014
Looking deep into the future of Manhattan
Eric Sanderson’s new interactive urban design website, Mannahatta2409.org, challenges users to see the natural landscape that is still possible within the city.
Nov 11, 2013
MAS Summit 2013 looks at full scope of the city's future
What comes to mind when you think about the coming years in New York City? Resilience? Livability? Community? More new tools for a sharing economy?
Oct 11, 2013
Does New York need a new scale model?
How can the public best visualize New York City — and surrounding coastline — changing in the years after Hurricane Sandy? A proposal for a scale model of the city and waterfront.
Jun 13, 2013
Kim Stanley Robinson: utopia and how to get there
According to writer Kim Stanley Robinson, we must abandon the 'middle way' of coping with crisis, and understand that utopia is possible. But how?
May 15, 2013
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.
Apr 11, 2013
Here's what New York will look like in ten years
A glimpse into the future of our skyline.
Mar 12, 2013
Ingenuity in the Extrapolation Factory
An experiment in public thinking about future design gave participants a chance to develop ideas and voice one's own opinion, through making the kinds of objects that might be found in a 99c store of the future.
Mar 11, 2013
Millennials choose computers and phones over cars
Does the survey reveal a conscious millennial step toward smaller carbon footprints?
Nov 26, 2012
The only way to ensure future happiness is to change the way we live: a speech from Uruguay's President Jose Mujica
Uruguay's president Jose Mujica offers a stirring reminder that happiness will soon become impossible unless we, all of us, make drastic lifestyle changes today, hearkening back to one of our founding forefathers and their shared Epicurean mindset.
May 31, 2012
Pathways in Technology High School
"For every student who comes to P-TECH, they’re going to be a great leader in the city, in another ten years–and we’re so proud of them. But it’s also about the whole economic development of New York City... "
Mar 19, 2012
Lara Penin and Eduardo Staszowski
"If we want society to change, we should look at ourselves, and learn from whatever is already working."
Mar 11, 2012
Climatologist, Hunter College
"There is no filtration on New York City water."
Feb 22, 2012
Mannahatta 2409: a work in progress
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.
Sep 27, 2011
"Plus Pool is a floating pool in the river for everyone. The most important aspect of the design is that it filters river water through the pool’s walls."