Cynthia Smith

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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...
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.
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Valuing World Cultures – Bill Moggridge
The third of the grand challenges posed by Secretary Wayne Clough for the new strategic plan of the Smithsonian is explained by the sentence: “As a steward and ambassador of cultural connections, with a presence in some 100 countries and expertise and collections that encompass the globe, we will build bridges of mutual respect, and...
Cooper-Hewitt: Design Revolution
Join us for a discussion with Emily Pilloton, author of Design Revolution, Allan Chochinov, founder of Core77, Susan Szenasy Editor in Chief of Metropolis Magazine, and Cynthia E. Smith, Curator of Socially Responsible Design at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Design Revolution, features more than 100 contemporary design products and systems — safer baby bottles,...