Do you have a passion for design, urbanism, and the Ivies? Perfect: us too! So, of course, we were thrilled when the Harvard Graduate School of Design released the new Ecological Urbanism app last month. The interactive app, available at the iTunes store, builds on content from the GSD book of the same name, which explores how designers can unite urbanism with environmentalism. Combining data from around the world, the app “reveals and locates current practices, emerging trends, and opportunities for new initiatives” in regard to the future of cities.
The app, a collaboration between the school and Second Story Interactive Studios, stems from the GSD's Ecological Urbanism conference and dovetails with the duo's ongoing efforts to explore sustainability in our cities of the future. Numerous architects and designers have provided content for the project, including such heavyweights as OMA, Rem Koolhaas, and Stefano Boeri. And the ever-evolving app allows designers and academics to add research and project updates as they happen. Pretty cool!
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