Multiple-airport cities present new challenges for passengers and urban dwellers who often struggle to navigate their aerial infrastructure. The fragmentation of airports in a single city, frequently owned and operated by different governing bodies, can lead to unpredictable and even confusing experiences. With seven airports in its metro area, New York City offers a perfect case study to reimagine airports as a choreographed urban ecosystem, which relies as much on architecture and urban planning as it does on technology and data-driven design. A panel of experts will discuss challenges and opportunities for the future of New York City’s aerial infrastructure, drawing from the think tank’s focus on urban design and digital interfaces.
The panel discussion will be composed of leading designers and thinkers from within the aviation industry and the architecture community, including:
Margaret Newman, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal at ARUP
Marcel Botha, CEO of 10X Beta
Robert Chicas, AIA, LEED AP, Director of Global Aviation + Transportation at HOK
Ben Rubin, Director of the Center for Data Arts at The New School will moderate.
POINTS OF DISCUSSION
- Comparing speculative urban design responses to enhance airport-city interfaces, mitigating congestion and enhancing the community that the facilities boarder.
- Surveying digital design tools and technologies that can make large architecture more adaptable in the future.
- Rethinking user experience with a goal of increased comfort and safety for various urban demographics and user groups.
- Applying principles of biology to the design and construction of city-scale projects to create ecosystems that are beneficial to the welfare of communities and long-term sustainability.
6:00 - 6:05 PM Welcome, Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, Executive Director of the AIA New York and the Center for Architecture
6:05 - 6:10 PM Introduction, Andres Ramirez, Managing Director of AERIAL FUTURES
6:10 - 7:30 PM Moderated Panel Discussion
7:30 - 8:00 PM Drinks
Video library covering the previous AERIAL FUTURES events: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJBIhopYtoQiLdlnHZ8Z0eQ
For more details visit AERIAL FUTURES website www.aerialfutures.org or the event page on the Center For Architecture website https://calendar.aiany.org/2018/03/07/aerial-futures-urban-constellations/