Panel Discussion: Architecture and Books: Spectacle

Architect David Rockwell discusses Spectacle (Phaidon Press, 2006), his new book about festivals and celebrations. A panel featuring the book’s designer Bruce Mau and moderated by design consultant Chee Pearlman considers the creation of spectacular, larger-than-life events through the eyes of producers and designers, and examines their value in bringing people together. Co-sponsored by the Municipal Art Society and the Architectural League of New York.

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Can Sprawl Be Beneficial?

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Sprawl: A Compact History: A Panel discussion with author Robert Bruegmann In this lively program co-sponsored by the Municipal Art Society’s Urban Center Books and the Storefront for Art and Architecture, author Robert Bruegmann will articulate the ways his controversial claims about urban history and current public policy challenge conventional planning wisdom and highlight the […]

Panel: Taxi 07 – ‘Transforming an Icon’

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On January 18, 2007, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum will host a panel discussion as part of Taxi 07, the Design Trust program aiming to reinvent the NYC taxi and taxi system. This coming spring, Taxi 07 will mount an exhibit at the NY International Auto Show, demonstrating an improved taxi and taxi system. New […]

Panel Discussion: The Humane Metropolis: People and Nature in the 21st-Century City

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Recalling William H. Whyte’s 1958 anthology The Exploding Metropolis, this program explores innovative approaches to making cities and suburbs greener, healthier and more equitable. Rutherford H. Platt, editor of The Humane Metropolis: People and Nature in the 21st-Century City (University of Massachusetts Press, 2006) and professor of geography at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is […]

Staten Island PlaNYC Panel Tonight

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Join Transportation Alternatives and the Citizens Committee for NYC at Everything Goes Book Café in St. George on Staten Island for a screening of Contested Streets, a one-hour documentary about New York’s traffic crisis and how congestion pricing can solve it. They’ll be following up with information about transit improvements coming to Staten Island as […]