In November 2009, Urban Design Lab (UDL) Assistant Director Michael Conard spoke at the Aspen Design Summit, a participatory event where 70 leaders from the design field, nongovernmental organizations, business, social institutions, and foundations gather to share innovative solutions for large scale national and international problems. Conard provided the design-based research perspective to the “Sustainable… read more
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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) MIT News featured the Urban Design Lab’s National Integrated Foodshed project in the article “Good Food Nation” in November 2009; this research is in partnership with the MIT Collaborative Initiatives program. .
Michael Conard, assistant director of the UDL, presented “Redesigning the Food System for Public Health and Sustainability” at the Center for Disease Control’s National Environmental Public Health Conference. This event, which took place October 26-28 in Atlanta, was organized to encourage innovative strategies for addressing existing and emerging environmental health issues and to provide a… read more
The Urban Design Lab (UDL) was invited to participate in the Seoul Design Olympiad in South Korea in October 2009. This competition called for designers from all over the world to explore projects related to sustainability in the city of Seoul. The exhibit content focused on the theme “Architecture: A User Manual” and the UDL… read more
The Urban Design Lab’s Maria Paola Sutto joined the T-Diversities Series in New York City, which explored issues related to urban sustainability, food and fair trade in celebration of the 2009 World Food Day. The T-Diversities series highlighted concerns related to climate change, food and urban agriculture, architecture, and design, with topics explored through interactions… read more
In October 2009, Richard Gonzalez of the Urban Design Lab participated in New York City’s Park(ing) Day, an event that involved participants in 100 cities around the world, with an installation in Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan. Gonzalez teamed up with fruit and vegetable vendors to create mini urban farm installations along metered parking spaces,… read more