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Pitch

Posted by Hannah le Roux, on Tuesday December 06, 2011

In March 2011, a soccer tournament was staged in KwaThema, a township 45km east of Johannesburg, South Africa. The players, in the weeks running up to it, had practiced in “keep-fit” games and cleaned up piles of rubbish in the park.

Design with the Other 90%: Cities, Exhibition, South Africa, soccer, football, space, field, pitch, grassroots, top down, informal settlement, township, infrastructure

Ascendant Public Architecture

Posted by David Mohney, on Monday November 28, 2011

Public architecture in South America put North America to shame. There’s something about the emerging Latin American countries that promotes viable, scalable, building projects that can transform a neighborhood, even a city – for everyone.

Design for the Other 90% Cities, Exhibition, Architecture, public, South America, Latin America, resources, Medellin, Colombia, instititutional, building, Santiago, Chile, housing, social, Elemental

Attention all NYC teachers!

Posted by Kimberly Cisneros, on Monday November 28, 2011

We're proud to announce an innovative new program, Target® Design K-12: Design in the Classroom. This FREE design-based workshop comes to your classroom, and all K-12 teachers in New York City are eligible. The 45-minute session focuses on teamwork, brainstorming, and problem-solving.

Design K-12, classroom, target, Workshop, free, education, students, teachers, teamwork, problem solving, brainstorm, activity, New York City, NYC

Thailand’s Transport Solution

Posted by Claudio Sopranzetti, on Wednesday November 16, 2011

In my own research, “The Owners of the Map: Motorcycle taxi drivers, mobility, and politics in Bangkok”, I explore the emergence and internal functioning of the motorcycle-taxi industry, as well as the drivers’ personal histories, and their attempts to be recognized as stake holders and service providers in the city.

Design with the Other 90%: Cities, Exhibition, transport, transportation, Thailand, Bangkok, traffic, drivers, passengers, motorcycle, taxi, navigate, mobility

A Tale of Three Peripheries

Posted by David Evan Harris, on Thursday November 10, 2011

Rael Feliciano, Kai Liu and Jamila Jad have quite a few things in common. They each live at the rough edges of formal urban settlements.

Global Lives Project, Rael Feliciano, Kai Liu, Jamila Jad, cities, urban, formal settlements, edge, peripheries, neglect, São Paulo, Brazil, Chengdu, China, Shatila, Beirut, Lebanon, video, film, interviews, Design with the Other 90%: Cities, Exhibition

High Performance Museums and Galleries

Posted by Jocelyn Groom, on Monday November 07, 2011

At a recent salon sponsored by Urban Green, industry pros discussed new strategies and the changing landscape for achieving energy efficiency in buildings that have long been exempt from such standards – museums and galleries.

Energy efficiency, museums, galleries, lighting, heating, cooling, high-performance, LED, environment, environmental, loads, control, conditions, humidity, temperature, climate

India’s Elastic Cities

Posted by Superflux, on Friday November 04, 2011

By 2030, 40% of India's population will be urban-dwellers. That's 590 million people, up from 350 million in 2011, with the combination of internal migration and population growth placing serious stress on urban infrastructure.

cities, India, urban, local, vernacular, informal, economy, entrepreneur, entrepreneurial, service, provider, wallah, community, elastic, adapt, adaptable, change

Design Exchanges

Posted by Cynthia E. Smith, on Wednesday October 26, 2011

Design with the Other 90%: CITIES exhibition opened last week at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to large crowds and international press. The exhibition’s location provides a unique opportunity to connect numerous stakeholders, including design professionals, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, academics, those in the public and private sector, and the general public.

Design with the Other 90%: Cities, Exhibition, United Nations, global, south, stakeholders, reciprocal, informal, settlements, exchange, population, cities, urban, urbanization

Richard Meier’s Art in Architecture

Posted by Debbie Ahn, on Thursday October 20, 2011

Design Watch Members enjoyed a special evening with Cooper-Hewitt trustee Richard Meier at the opening of Art in Architecture: Selected Works by Richard Meier in Brooklyn. This exhibition is hosted in Richard Meier’s own architectural project, Richard Meier on Prospect Park.

Richard Meier, Selected Works, Exhibition, DesignWatch, members, Architecture, collage, sculpture, Brooklyn

2nd Annual DC Teen Design Fair

Posted by Marianna Siciliano, on Tuesday October 11, 2011

Hundreds of Washington, DC high-school students gathered at the Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery to participate in one of the biggest teen design events of the year.

Teen Design Fair, Teens, youth, Washington DC, DC, fair, career fair, career opportunities, First Lady, Michelle Obama

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