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An energy town hall on the Upper East Side

The most modern idea in architecture is the Passive House, which only needs a tiny amount of heating and cooling as compared to a conventional structure. We learned more at a town hall on energy.

Fifty Years of Landmarks

New York’s Landmarks Law preserves not only the culture of the past, but the energy put into buildings of the past.

Rebuild by Design and Seaport City: NYC’s coastal future takes shape

Rebuild by Design is an on-going search for policy-based solutions for protecting New York, and other vulnerable coastal cities. It’s no surprise that the finalists of the Rebuild by Design competition proposed projects for storm protection that reflect the New York ideals of creativity and practicality.

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.