Architecture exhibition envisions a sustainable urban future
Our Cities Ourselves: The Future of Transportation in Urban Life is a project signed by the world’s leading architects that have got together at the AIA-NY’s Center for Architecture. Their goal was to create intelligent designs for our cities, for a livable urban future solving the transport problem.
We all know that global warming, climate change, overpopulation and GHG emissions will become more serious problems that now, this is the reason why it was initiated this project. The exhibition includes different ideas from ten urban cultures: Ahmedabad, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Dar es Salaam, Guangzhou, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Mexico City, New York City, and Rio de Janeiro, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP).
The Future of Transportation in Urban Life was on view at the Center for Architecture June 24-September 11, 2010. The project challenges the car-dependent model advocating for an urban policy agenda that prioritizes walking, cycling, and public transit. The solutions seems to be cheaper and healthier.
As Walter Hook, Executive Director of ITDP says, Our Cities Ourselves will help us “imagine our cities and streets designed around the needs of people rather than around the needs of private cars”. One of the most important principle of a sustainable transport is to create great pedestrian environments.