Panel Discussion: Architecture and Books: Spectacle

Architect David Rockwell discusses Spectacle (Phaidon Press, 2006), his new book about festivals and celebrations. A panel featuring the book’s designer Bruce Mau and moderated by design consultant Chee Pearlman considers the creation of spectacular, larger-than-life events through the eyes of producers and designers, and examines their value in bringing people together. Co-sponsored by the Municipal Art Society and the Architectural League of New York.


Panel Discussion: NYPD Surveillance

A panel discussion on the new laws restricting NYPD surveillance of public events, with lawyers Martin Stolar, Gideon O. Oliver, and Dave Rankin. Domestic spying takes a major setback in court. Judge Haight just released his long awaited decision in the motion to enjoin police photosurveillance of demonstrations. The videotaping or photographing by the NYPD […]

Panel: Taxi 07 – ‘Transforming an Icon’

On January 18, 2007, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum will host a panel discussion as part of Taxi 07, the Design Trust program aiming to reinvent the NYC taxi and taxi system. This coming spring, Taxi 07 will mount an exhibit at the NY International Auto Show, demonstrating an improved taxi and taxi system. New […]

Panel: ‘Meeting the Challenges of Growth’

As part of its annual meeting, the New York Metropolitan Transportaiton Council will be holding a panel discussion entitled "Meeting the Challenges of Growth." The panel will include: Daniel L. Doctoroff, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding Astrid C. Glynn, Acting Commissioner, New York State DOT Elliot G. Sander, Executive Director and CEO, MTA

Panel Discussion: Worldchanging

Inspired by the popular environmental website, Worldchanging (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2006) offers a practical toolkit to building a better, more sustainable future. Highlighting elements of this toolkit, a panel of contributing authors discusses how each of us can incorporate these technologies and techniques into our lives for the benefit of the planet.