New York has persevered through two heat waves so far in summer 2013, including a day that broke the Con Ed record for peak energy use. When will we experience the next heat wave and how bad will it be?
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.
With transparency and sustained idealism, Drake presented her firm’s urban sponges, parks, and “infra-sutures” that aim to heal past wounds and current conflicts caused by massive city projects–like Moses’s BQE, and by “acts of god” like Sandy.
MoMA and PS1 will present 25 winning designs for alternate public housing, for new public space, and other sustainable, new developments for the Sandy-ravaged neighborhood. The call is open to everyone.
The 2010 Census showed rapid growth in one- to two-person households in Manhattan, and the current housing supply of studios and one-bedrooms is approximately 800,000 units short of the demand.