Urbanism

Bill's Design Talks: David Owen and Our Green Metropolis


New York City is widely considered an ecological nightmare—a wasteland of concrete and high-rises, diesel fumes and traffic jams, garbage and pollution. But, in the groundbreaking work of contrarian environmental thinking that is Green Metropolis, David Owen declares New York City as the greenest community in America.
smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, design, museum, Bill Moggridge, David Owen, Andrea Lipps, New York City, sustainability, Green Metropolis, environment, urban, Urbanism, pollution, traffic, developing nations, Critical Mass, bills design talks, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Cities for People


For more than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use—or could use—the spaces where they live and work. In this revolutionary book, Cities for People, Gehl presents his latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale. He clearly explains the methods and tools he uses to reconfigure unworkable cityscapes into the landscapes he believes they should be: cities for people.  
smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, National, design, museum, Jan Gehl, cities, Urbanism, Denmark, New York, talk, long, public program

Immovable Objects: Urban Open Spaces


A celebration of outdoor public places organized as part of our ongoing study of the urban environment. Ten on-site exhibitions explore the city as museum and laboratory: Parks, Plazas, Playgrounds, Recreation Areas, The Street, Public Furniture and Graphics, Pedestrian Malls, Waterfronts, Open Spaces in New Towns, and Conceptual Open Spaces. 
New York City, open space, parks, urban planning, Urbanism, exhibitions

El Nuevo Mundo: The Landscape of Latino L.A.


An exhibition of color photographs taken by Camilo José Vergara documents Latino Los Angeles. Public art is vibrant, front yards are showrooms, and homes are filled with paintings of the mountain vistas and farm animals from immigrants' rural roots. Images of the Virgin of Guadalupe are omnipresent. Taken over the course of more than two decades, these photographs chronicles the development and visual culture of this urban community.
photography, Camilo José Vergara, Los Angeles, exhibitions, Urbanism, cities, latinos