City of Neighborhoods

Cooper-Hewitt: Richard Campanella at City of Neighborhoods 2008


Richard Campanella tracks the physical geography, historical development, and population of New Orleans from colonial times to after Hurricane Katrina.
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Sharing design with students in the Midwest


People often forget that Cooper-Hewitt is a Smithsonian museum and with that comes a commitment to spreading the word about design across the country. As part of our A City of Neighborhoods program we teach K-12 teachers from coast to coast how to bring design thinking into their classroom.  
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Meet the Digital (youth) Interns


Digital (youth) interns tag objects in the Museum collection!  
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Great Minds Think Alike


A recent article by Urban Gardens features New York City designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio. As part of his graduate thesis at New York University the designer presented a project that “aims to reclaim the forgotten space on the tops of city buses, while enhancing the quality of urban life by proliferating green spaces on these unused bus roofs.” 
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Teens take part in JFK 50th Anniversary Website


Jeremy Guerra gathering data in Morrisania, South Bronx
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Design Education for Everyone


An amazing group of teachers just spent the week at Cooper-Hewitt, participating in our on-going City of Neighborhoods program for educators. This year, the museum invited around forty teachers from New Orleans to take part in a week-long study of how design can work in the classroom, with a focus on exploring one’s local community. 
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