September 15, 2011

  1. Sep 15 at 2 pm

    Testing, Testing!

    What effect does the city have on your brain and body? In a series of weekly tours developed with Lab Team member Charles Montgomery, Dr. Colin Ellard, author of You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon, but Get Lost in the Mall, has begun to gather evidence about the psychological effects of public spaces near the Lab. This week, join Dr. Ellard on this tour and measure the effects of the city on your own brain and body.

    Videos from the Event:

    Testing, Testing, Tested: Esther M. Sternberg, M.D.

    Testing, Testing, Tested: Colin Ellard 

    Photo used by permission under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) License from Eric Fischer.

  2. Sep 15 at 2:30 pm

    Participatory Budgeting: What It Is and How to Do It

    More than 1,200 cities around the world are bringing democracy into the often obscure and mysterious world of city budgeting. Participatory Budgeting pulls away the curtain that keeps most of us from knowing how our tax dollars are spent. In cities like Chicago and Porto Alegre, Brazil, neighborhood residents are voting in school cafeterias and meeting halls on priorities for government spending. Learn from the Participatory Budgeting Project and Community Voices Heard how New Yorkers are working to bring Participatory Budgeting to the Big Apple. Get a feel for how it works as we create a budget right in the Lab.

    Image: courtesy Participatory Budgeting Project

  3. Sep 15 at 6 pm

    Urban Design Week Launch

    For its By the City/For the City project, the Institute for Urban Design gathered hundreds of design challenges from New York residents and invited designers to develop proposals addressing these ideas. Now, join the Institute as it launches the first-ever Urban Design Week festival (September 15–20) with the announcement of the By the City/For the City competition winners at the BMW Guggenheim Lab. The evening will also feature the launch of An Atlas of Possibility for the Future of New York, a new publication based on By the City/For the City that presents a collective portrait of how we imagine the city’s future.

    Please RSVP at Eventbrite. RSVP is not required, but recommended.

    Image: courtesy Institute for Urban Design

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