Apr 17, 2012

TransTrans Summit April 26th

$5 gas and record temperatures may make transportation innovation this summer’s hot topic.  Even minor climate change could render much of NYC’s subway network useless.  However, NYC has a powerful alternative – its blue network of waterways.  Join Panel Chair Maria Aiolova and the expert panelists and discuss NYC’s blue network and the potential for water transportation innovation. 
Panelists include:
·         Helena Durst, VP Durst Organization.
·         Roland Lewis, CEO of  the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance.
·         Alexandro Washburn, Chief Urban Designer, NYC DCP.

Apr 12, 2012

The Smart Cities of Tomorrow

As metropolises evolve, the smart city characteristics of the grid will move beyond simple energy efficiency, and will be gateways into human efficiency. Maria Aiolova presented at the Smart Cities of Tomorrow Panel at the Agrion Conference on April 5th, 2012. The panel took a closer look at the recent evolution of the smart grid and how cities are taking advantages of those new technologies to increase sustainability and quality of life for its inhabitants.

Apr 5, 2012

3RD Ward Lecture: Terreform ONE

Envisioning Ecological Cities: The Sci-Fi Based Solution to Climate Change
3RD Ward
, Brooklyn

How should urban design foresee new instrumentalist technologies for cities? Elevator systems have had incredible success in the creation of compact and greener cities, but can you imagine what the advent of the jet pack will do? Join us as Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D. from Terreform ONE discusses how urban design will successfully situate itself by the production of future macro-scaled scenarios predicated on innovative devices.

Apr 3, 2012

The Cooper Union Event - Urban Planet: Emerging Ecologies

The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design (CUISD) will host URBAN PLANET: EMERGING ECOLOGIES, a one-night event featuring a unique series of lectures and discussions with internationally known thought leaders in development and design. Key speakers include: 
Alfredo Brillembourg, Urban-Think Tank and S.L.U.M. Lab, will bring a social investment perspective to these questions, 
Jean-Claude Bolay, Director of the UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development, will discuss the role of technology in the emerging global city and 
Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE and Planetary ONE, will explore the move beyond standard notions of “sustainability” toward urban systems that actively benefit their environment.