infrastructure

Case Study: Community Upgrading in Bangkok, Thailand


This discussion is centered on Thailand's Baan Mankong Community Upgrading Project, a particularly successful example of housing improvement, land-tenure security, and infrastructure development that places slum communities at the center of the upgrading process.
Cities with the other 90%, Exhibition, UN, United Nations, Bangkok Thailand, Baan Mankong Community Upgrading Project, housing, infrastructure, Cynthia Smith, talk, long, public program

Pitch


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

Subway Success


I lived in New York for a few months in 1965, when people were afraid to stand on a station platform alone, or board a train without protection from friends, and there was a police officer in every car. What a contrast from this week, when I rode the Lexington Avenue Express downtown to attend a talk by Masamichi Udagawa. 
New York City, NYC, subway, improvements, Masamichi Udagawa, Sigi Moeslinger, Antenna, cars, Information, signage, Metropolitan Transit Authority, MTA, MetroCard, Help Point Intercom, local, solutions, infrastructure, product design, Installations, 96th Street, station, Broadway, Cherry Blossom, staircase, interactive, Triennial, 2003

At Home from Roof to Basement


Yes, I’m starting to feel at home at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, having started work here this week. On the first day Angela Hall, who looks after everyone’s well being here, gave me a complete tour of the place.
museum, tour, Angela Hall, building, Green, roof, Central Park, reservoir, Guggenheim, spiral, basement, historical, features, Andrew Carnegie, Mansion, coal, boilers, fuel, railcar, cast iron, materials, functionality, infrastructure

Mobilizing Resources


The majority of India’s poor still live in rural villages, while the many living in the urban areas have increasing purchasing power.
India, majority, population, poor, rural, villages, urban, purchasing power, disparity, GOONJ, NGO, clothing, clothes, surplus, re-use, reuse, engagement, community, projects, infrastructure, exchange, impact, systemic, changes, discard, lessons, scalable, distribution, post-disaster, application, worldwide