BMW has created a 4-part documentary Activate the Future to get users actively involved in the ever-evolving conversation on the future of mobility. The first video is ‘New City‘ which includes Buzz Aldrin, Peder Norby(Mini E Pioneer), Robin Chase (Co-Founder & Former Ceo Of Zipcar & Goloco), Lawrence Burns (Co-Author Of “Reinventing The Automobile”), Professor Wai Cheng (Director Mit Sloan Automotive Laboratory), Graham Hill (Founder Of Treehugger.Com), Marissa Mayer (Vp, Consumer Products At Google), Syd Mead (Visual Futurist), Mike Musto (Editor-In-Chief Of Ridelust.Com) and Richard Mattila (Director Of Environmental Affairs for Genzyme Corporation). A short video (5:57) with short statements about the future of mobility and cities. The video is also interactive allowing viewers to select to hear more from each of the commentators.
Robert Hammond, Malcolm Gladwell, Jerilyn Perine and John Mollenkopf discuss the Highline, the impact on New York and the wider flow on effect in broader terms. A great discussion that also looks at other examples around New York, USA and the world that have had a similar effect. the video is worth the full 1 hour 26 mins to listen to people from varying backgrounds discuss the Highline one of the most talked about landscape architecture and urban design projects in the world. Although not one mention of the landscape architects or architects. But as Malcolm Gladwell talks about its the business we’ve chosen to be in business.
Landscape architect Bill Taylor from Carol R. Johnson Associates Inc. gives his big ideas for City Hall Plaza to the Boston Herald. Reported on the day that Boston Redevelopment Authority is hosting a Greening Government Center symposium with panelists from Alex Krieger, Principal, Chan Krieger NBBJ; Janet Marie Smith, Vice President of Planning Development, Baltimore Orioles; Bob Fox, Partner, Cook+Fox Architects; Chris Reed, Principal, Stoss Landscape Urbanism; Matthias Rudolph, Assisting Director, Transsolar, Inc;