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Our Cities Ourselves Exhibition

Our Cities Ourselves Exhibition
Proposal for Rio de Janiero's Central do Brasil Station © CAMPO + Fábrica
Proposal for Rio de Janiero's Central do Brasil Station © CAMPO + Fábrica

Our Cities Ourselves: The Future of Transportation in Urban Life has just kicked off its worldwide tour starting in New York at the Center for Architecture.   The exhibit shows the visions of ten of the world’s developing cities from ten of the world’s leading architects.  Over the next 20 years, these places will experience urban growth on a grand scale and the urban planning efforts will create successful cities through better transportation.

More about the exhibit after the break.

The exhibit is organized by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and focuses on eliminating the car-dependent model of sprawl by replacing it with a more sustainable, equitable and livable urban future with walking, cycling, and public transit.  The ten proposals address cities scattered across the world (Ahmedabad, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Dar es Salaam, Guangzhou, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Mexico City, New York City, and Rio de Janeiro), so the approaches offer distinct takes that are molded to fit different urban cultures.

The hope is that with this exhibit, we can learn from the mistakes already made by developed nations, particularly the over-dependence of cars in the United States. If you happen to be in the New York area, this isn’t one to miss!

As seen on Bustler.

Cite: Karen Cilento. "Our Cities Ourselves Exhibition" 30 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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