Results for: Season: Summer 2020
Sustainability • Issue 015
Our Future World
At Arup, I work as a foresight practitioner, where my job is to consider the future of the built environment and how today’s designs can make an impact; as well as thinking about the future impact we want to make to consider how we can design things today to achieve a future that is fit for us all.
Diversity • Issue 015
Never Standing Still
Whether Adèle Santos is transforming the MIT School of Architecture and Planning into a world-renowned institution, designing clothes and coats, creating public housing, re-building cities that have fallen victim to natural disasters, gutting and re-imaging her warehouse home that was once the site of a children’s circus, starting an architecture school, or merely being the wonderfully stylish and magnanimous force of energy that she exudes, she is never standing still.
Workplace Innovation • Issue 015
Design Thinking for Rocket Scientists
In the 1960s, the average age of a NASA employee was 27. As a brand new agency with a once-in-history mission to put a human on the moon and bring them back to Earth safely, the National Aeronautical and Space Administration was moving fast and loaded with young talent. This is where we get the term moon shot, meaning a plan to innovate quickly and achieve something big that was previously thought impossible.
Civic Innovation • Issue 015
Gliding to Success
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), known locally as simply "the T," is the leading public transportation provider in the metro- Boston area. Before the majority of the city was restricted to the walkable radius around their homes, the MBTA and thoughtbot partnered for a digital communications project on the T's most complex line, the Green Line. The Green Line is a light rail system, with multiple branches and a two branch extension currently underway.