URBAN STUDIES AND THEORY

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The Future of Transportation

SOM Thinkers Series

Edited by Henry Grabar. Text by Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Darren Andersen, Laura Bliss, Alison Griswold, Nick Van Mead, Christopher Schaberg. Illustrations by Olalekan Jeyifous.

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How will we travel in the future? Essays on the transport to come, from sidewalk scooters to levitating trains

With the promise of delivery drones, personal helicopters, and groceries delivered right to your refrigerator, one might think we are living in the best of transportation times. Most city commuters would be quick to tell you otherwise.

Of all the technological interventions continuously inserted into our daily travels, which ones will last? Is ride-sharing here to stay? In ten years will we all be taking autonomous vehicles to work? Will traffic as we know it cease to exist? While this volume makes no promises or predictions, it does take a step back from the hype of the new to explore what might seem like yesterday's solutions: buses, bikes and even trains. Perhaps remedies to our transportation woes are not all in the future but are hiding in plain and present sight.

The Future of Transportation is the third volume in the SOM Thinkers series, conceived by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. SOM Thinkers originated from a desire to start a public conversation about the built environment. Rather than frame the subject in the expected "professional" language, the series poses today's most pressing questions about design and architecture in a bold and accessible way.

This volume features work by Henry Grabar, Oliver Franklin-Wallis, Laura Bliss, Darran Anderson, Nick Van Mead, Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Alison Griswold and Christopher Schaberg, with artwork by Olalekan Jeyifous.


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'SOM Thinkers: The Future of Transportation' launch at Rizzoli

'SOM Thinkers: The Future of Transportation' launch at Rizzoli

Monday, December 2 at 6:30 PM, Open House New York and Rizzoli Bookstore present a discussion about The Future of Transportation, the new volume from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's SOM Thinkers series, with Emma Fitzsimmons, Transit Reporter, The New York Times; Olin McKenzie, Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; and Amy Plitt, Editor, Curbed NY; moderated by Henry Grabar, Staff Writer, Slate.
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Europe City

EUROPE CITY

By Diane Grey.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784747
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Pub Date: 11/25/2015
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The Air from Other Planets

THE AIR FROM OTHER PLANETS

By Sean Lally.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783931
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Pub Date: 12/13/2013
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Place and Displacement Exhibiting Architecture

PLACE AND DISPLACEMENT EXHIBITING ARCHITECTURE

Edited by Thordis Arrhenius.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784167
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Pub Date: 7/25/2014
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Findings on Elasticity

FINDINGS ON ELASTICITY

By Hester Aardse, Astrid Baalen.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781487
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Pub Date: 4/1/2010
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Buckminster Fuller: Ideas and Integrities

BUCKMINSTER FULLER: IDEAS AND INTEGRITIES

By R. Buckminster Fuller.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781982
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Pub Date: 10/29/2009
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City Riffs

CITY RIFFS

By Richard Plunz.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785003
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Pub Date: 5/22/2017
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The Other

THE OTHER

By Adolf Loos.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784815
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Pub Date: 8/25/2016
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And Now Ensemble!

AND NOW ENSEMBLE!

Edited with text by Miroslav Sik. Text by Adam Caruso, Hans Kolhoff, Vittotio Magnago, Lampugnani, Quintus Miller.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783115
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Pub Date: 10/25/2012
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Ecological Urbanism

ECOLOGICAL URBANISM

Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781890
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Pub Date: 4/1/2010
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Ecological Urbanism

ECOLOGICAL URBANISM

Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi, Gareth Doherty.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784679
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Pub Date: 6/29/2016
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Ethics of the Urban

ETHICS OF THE URBAN

Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783818
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Pub Date: 4/5/2017
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A Genealogy of Modern Architecture

A GENEALOGY OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE

By Kenneth Frampton. Edited by Ashley Simone.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783696
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Pub Date: 11/25/2015
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