sustainability

Cooper-Hewitt: The Business of Design 2010


Business leaders discuss how design impacts their overall strategy and affects their bottom line. Bob Safian, Publisher of Fast Company moderates a panel that investigates companies choices that are making clear impact on sustainability issues and their businesses. Panelists include: 
S. Richard Fedrizzi, CEO, United States Green Building Council
Chris Hacker, Chief Design Officer, Johnson & Johnson
Kevin Kramer, President of Growth Initiatives, Alcoa
John Bradford, Chief Innovations Officer, InterfaceFLOR
Richard Fedrizzi, CEO, Chris Hacker, Chief Design Officer, Johnson & Johnson, Kevin Kramer, Alcoa, John Bradford, Chief Innovations Officer, InterfaceFLOR, smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, Bob Safian, Fast Company, Bill Moggridge, sustainability, Cooper-Union, Thom Mayne, Business, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Food and Transportation: New Systems Approaches to Transforming Cities Sustainably


By the year 2050, about 80% of the earth's population will reside in urban centers with much less space and resources available to support the current personal automobile, sprawl, and highway infrastructure-focused transportation paradigm. Speakers Dickson Despommier, Dan Albert and Sue Zielinski will present their visions for the future of cities that include models for vertical farming and transportation alternatives.
transportation, food, smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, sustainability, dickson despommier, dan albert, sue zielinski, seamless transportation, connecting dots, connect dots, cities, trains, cars, vertical farming, black box, newark farm, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Sourcing Sustainable Fashion


The trend toward organic goods and ethical trade is spreading in the fashion world with a wealth of new initiatives to connect designers to sustainable resources and materials.
Sourcing Sustainable Fashion, Tone Tobiasson, Summer Rayne Oakes, NICE, Source4Style, fashion, smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, National Design Museum, design, wool, sustainable, sustainability, talk, long, public program

Nordic Design Now: Social Awareness and Sustainability


Nordic Design Now consists of two panel discussions, Social Awareness & Sustainability and Design Policy: Lessons Learned, co-presented by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Scandinavia House. These panels are held in conjunction with two design exhibitions: National Triennial 2010: Why Design Now? at Cooper-Hewitt and Nordic Models + Common Ground at Scandinavia House.
Nordic Design, Scandanavia, Matilda McQuaid, Nille Juul-Sørensen, Index Award, Arup, Lavrans Løvlie, liveIwork, Stefan Magnusson, No Picnic, Ville Kokkonen, Artek, Halla Helgadottir, Iceland Design Centre, cooper-hewitt, smithsonian, sustainability, Green, design, craftsmanship, panel, talk, long, public program

2010 National Design Awards: U.S. Green Building Council


The 2010 National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement goes to the U.S. Green Building Council. The U.S. Green Building Council promotes a sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.
National Design Awards, 2010, US Green Building Council, LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, building, sustainability, Richard Fedrizzi, David Kohler, Corporate and Institutional Achievement

Selldorf and Zwirner Go for the Gold


On April 13, 2012, as part of his popular Design Talks series, Bill Moggridge, Director of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, spoke with architect Annabelle Selldorf about some of her notable projects.
Annabelle Selldorf, David Zwirner, LEED, sustainability

Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90%


Designers, engineers, students and professors, architects, and social entrepreneurs from all over the globe are devising cost-effective ways to increase access to food and water, energy, education, healthcare, revenue-generating activities, and affordable transportation for those who most need them. And an increasing number of initiatives are providing solutions for underserved populations in developed countries such as the United States.
Design for the Other 90%, Exhibition, underserved populations, developing countries, poverty, sustainable, sustainability, solutions, initiatives, access, accessibility, affordable, innovation, policy, transformation

DesignBoost NYC: Susannah Drake


DesignBoost NYC was a two-day design conference held at Cooper-Hewitt in June 2011. Thirteen speakers specializing in everything from biomechanics to filmmaking addressed the conference's theme, "Design Beyond Design" in this series of short talks.
DesignBoost, 2011, conference, Design beyond Design, Susannah Drake, diand studio, NYC, New York City, urban planning, sustainability, talk, long

Sustainable and Inclusive Cities


Cities all over the world are rapidly expanding and facing issues such as climate change, rapid urban migration and overburdened public services. This panel discussion focuses on initiatives that seek to include those who have been marginalized by established cities, especially the poor, women, youth and entire communities. Panelists include representatives from: - Kounkey Design Initiative
Cities with the other 90%, Exhibition, UN, United Nations, sustainable, sustainability, inclusivity, Kounkey Design Initiative, panelist, panel discussion, Cynthia Smith, panel, talk, long, public program

Sustainability: Visiting the Newtown Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant


According to Jim Pynn, Superintendent of Newtown Creek’s 52-acre water waste treatment plant, the plant’s star architectural feature is eight futuristic, stainless steel–clad “digester eggs.” Tours of the facility began less than a year ago.
Newtown Creek, treatment plant, waste water, sustainability, New York City, NYC, tour

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