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Car Connections
Phil Patton, automotive design author and journalist, gave Cooper-Hewitt’s Patron Members a sneak preview of the New York International Auto Show at the Javits Center. Highlights included the newly redesigned Volkswagen Beetle, “more power than flower,” as described by the car’s designer Klaus Bischoff; the Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class with its wind-inspired waves and curves; and...
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...
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Subway Success
Subway car interior 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...