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Cooper-Hewitt: Cities for People


For more than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use—or could use—the spaces where they live and work. In this revolutionary book, Cities for People, Gehl presents his latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale. He clearly explains the methods and tools he uses to reconfigure unworkable cityscapes into the landscapes he believes they should be: cities for people.  
smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, National, design, museum, Jan Gehl, cities, Urbanism, Denmark, New York, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Game Change in the Design of Retailing


smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, design, Design Research, Jane Thompson, Michael Bierut, Jenna Lyons, panel, talk, long, public program

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

Why Design Now? Solving Global Challenges Conference - part 4


How can we power the world with clean energy? How can we improve the quality of life through health-care innovations? Design has emerged as a powerful tool to help businesses offer ingenious and often disruptive solutions to the world's most complex problems. Join us as leading thinkers, scientists and designers share their expertise and discuss how design can accelerate innovation and provide efficient and scalable solutions to the most pressing global needs. This program was a collaboration with GE and Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, National Design Museum, GE, design, global, conference, talk, long

Why Design Now? Solving Global Challenges Conference - part 13


How can we power the world with clean energy? How can we improve the quality of life through health-care innovations? Design has emerged as a powerful tool to help businesses offer ingenious and often disruptive solutions to the world's most complex problems. Join us as leading thinkers, scientists and designers share their expertise and discuss how design can accelerate innovation and provide efficient and scalable solutions to the most pressing global needs. This program was a collaboration with GE and Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, National Design Museum, GE, design, global, long, conference, talk

Bill's Design Talks: From Then to Now—The Trajectory of Design


The design process has progressed from just forming objects to addressing the situations in which objects are used. This is a major theme in Ralph Caplan's seminal book By Design, expressed in the book's subtitle: Why There Are No Locks on the Bathroom Doors of the Hotel Louis IV and Other Object Lessons. This year, Ralph Caplan is honored with the National Design Mind Award for his contributions to design research and scholarship.
smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, National Design Museum, Ralph Caplan, Bill Moggridge, ID Magazine, design, design thinking, National Design Awards, bills design talks, 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

Cooper-Hewitt: Material Use


francois azambourg, eben bayer, dafna alsheh, andrew dent, andrew h. dent, Matilda McQuaid, national design triennial, why design now?, cooper-hewitt, smithsonian, design, materials, Designer, icestone, ecovative, lin 94, BEES, Material Connexion, panel, talk, long, public program

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