BUFFALO Search Results: “Transportation”
The Case for Transit
BY DOUGLAS FUNKE
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
"It was a streetcar network that reached into all the nooks and crannies of Buffalo."
In The Case for Transit from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, President of Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) in Buffalo, NY, Doug Funke, recalls the days of efficient streetcar transportation in Buffalo, New York and advocates for improving the current public transportation challenges in the Buffalo Niagara region. The 1950's and 1960's saw a decline in public transport and a car-focused lifestyle with pockets of transit isolation. Funke and the CRT advocate for a return to a more climate-friendly and sustainable approach to public transportation.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “Transportation”
The Old City Bar
Oct 20, 2011
Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Jul 24, 2013
Richmond Cultural Centre
Nov 29, 2013
Dec 04, 2014
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Sep 18, 2015
Aug 06, 2015
Temple University Harrisburg
Oct 26, 2015
Sep 04, 2016
Jul 05, 2016
Salt Lake City
Weller Book Works
Jan 28, 2017
Wellness by Design
BY MATTHEW RIDGWAY
@ VOL 1
ON JUN 28, 2013
Matthew Ridgway traces the many trends influencing new transportation development, and how increased population density, declining car use, and a return to full service neighborhoods ultimately signals good things for our jobs, health, and the American middle class.
Transport and Urban Planning for People
BY JULIE ANNE GENTER
@ PKN_AKL_SPECIAL EDITION
ON MAR 28, 2014
As Julie Anne Genter — a Green Party member of New Zealand parliament — says, people need to get around the city, but there aren’t many choices. Cars take up a lot of space, create congestion, cost a lot of money, and make cities more dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. Julie is working to implement people-oriented infrastructure, and remove outdated planning rules to make Auckland more efficient, liveable for its citizens.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 5, 2014.
Planes and Hard to Reach Places
BY CYNTHIA DRESCHER
@ VOL 1
ON AUG 14, 2014
Cynthia Drescher, travel editor for Condé Nast's Jaunted and pilot in training, talks about small planes, remote destinations, and speed limits.
Going into depth and discovering the rarest places that only allow you to get there by one, or various, modes of transportation.
"Presentation of the Day" on November 4, 2014.
And you may ask yourself, well...how did we get here
BY MARIA VYAS
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 18, 2016
Maria Vyas set out to become a concert pianist...but life doesn't always turn out the way you expect. So, what do you do next? For Maria she turned to transportation planning. Salt Lake City is lucky to have such an energetic and passionate advocate for smart transportation planning and growth. Maria explains how thoughtful planning for all modes of transportaiton, walking, biking, driving, and mass transit contribute to the value of our built environment.
BY JEN SAFFRON
@ VOL 24
ON JUL 14, 2016
Jen Saffron shares about the month-long celebration of creative re-use, transformation & sustainability. Re:NEW Festival programming includes art exhibitions, expos and conventions, markets of artwork and goods made of upcycled materials, workshops, performances, talks and tours, and satellite programs at diverse organizations around the city. Artists and organizations may apply to be vendors or sponsors, and the festival is looking for volunteers.
New York via Bike Share
BY SIOBHÁN BRETT
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
"It's a straightforward and exciting way of getting around...There's not too many drawbacks with a Citi Bike."
In New York via Bike Share at PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 16, Siobhan Brett talks about her love-hate relationship with bicycling via Citi bike, a bike-share program in New York City. Siobhan reviews the different generations of Citi-Bike, and shares stories about the social connections she's made while riding.
Siobhan is a reporter/writer and editor, living and working in New York City. She was born in Alabama, and grew up in Connecticut and the west of Ireland.
It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping
BY NINA CHASE
@ VOL 25
ON OCT 06, 2016
"We're showing citizens what they're buying before they write the final check."
In It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping from PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol. 25, Landscape architect and urban designer Nina Chase talks about temporary fun, public space, and urban transformation. She shares the power of prototyping and the impact design have in the communication between public spaces, the city council and the community.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 18th, 2017.
A Car-Free Solution in a Transportation Crisis
BY CRICKET DAY
@ VOL 18
ON MAY 18, 2017
Friends Cricket Day, Chris Robbins, and Becca Groban have a solution to the looming transportation crisis hitting New York City in 2019! Listen to their logical solution in this PechaKucha presentation in celebration of NYCxDesign.
Cricket Day, Chris Robbins, Becca Groban, and Kellen Parker are four friends who love to argue about their adopted home, NYC. With backgrounds in landscape architecture, journalism, city planning, and financial risk, the group won Transportation Alternatives’ L-ternative Visions: Reimagining 14th Street and Beyond in March.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Robin Chase is the founder of car time-share company Zipcar and carpooling site GoLoco -- based on the idea of using social networks for sharing rides -- and at this month's PechaKucha Night in Boston Vol. 9 she gave a presentation on the "anatomy of sharing." She goes through some of the main points in this blog post. For more on Robin and her ideas on sharing, there's a nice piece in GOOD magazine's "Transportation Issue," also available online.
PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 4
As we posted earlier this week, the next PechaKucha Night in Champaign-Urbana (Vol. 5) is happening this Saturday (March 5), but today we take a look at last year's PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 4, courtesy of organizer Christina Tapp, with photos by Chris Perardi. The Champaign-Urbana Design Org partnered with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts for PKN C-U Vol. 4. Held in July 2010 at Krannert's outdoor Amphitheatre, DJ Mertz kicked off the show by spinning on the terrace to over 400 people, and the irresistible and scandalous Andy Warfel emceed once again! Jeff Mellander, Building Restoration With a passion for finding underused historic buildings and reviving them, Jeff talked about the redevelopment of old cottages in Saugatuck, Michigan, an historic logging community on Lake Michigan where artists have congregated for over 125 years. Laura Hayden, Trials and Tribulations of an Urbana Slumlord A self-described "plant nerd, web nerd, and slumlord," Laura came to Champaign-Urbana after completing degrees at SIU-C and U of I in environmental sciences. She came here to visit—and has no regrets about staying. Stewart Dickson, MakerSpace Urbana As a programmer of three-dimensional computer-generated imagery, animation and digital cinema, Steward discussed MakerSpace Urbana, an open community lab where people of diverse backgrounds can learn, teach, tinker, collaborate, share, innovate, socialize, and create a blend of arts, humanities, science, and technology. Hector Mandel, The Sky is the Studio Hector specializes in digital images captured while falling at 120 miles per hour under serious time contraints. With 1,152 skydives logged over the past 22 years, he has been simultaneously taking pictures for eight of them. Will Leinweber, merge.fm Co-founder of merge.fm, a local startup that lets musicians share their creative process with their fans, Will recently got a master's in bioengineering from U of I— and stuck around Champaign to get merge.fm off the ground. He's working on becoming a coffee snob, but, he says, it's tough work. Deke Weaver, Elephant, a Performance An award-winning writer-performer-media artist, Deke was the senior animator for the Showtime Networks and is currently an assistant professor at the University of Illinois' School of Art and Design. Peter Exley, PKN Chicago Organizer and President of Architecture Is Fun Peter Exley is the co-host of PechaKucha Night Chicago. He has a new driver’s license which says he is 5’10” and 140lbs. Like most things issued by the State of Illinois, that’s a crock of sh*t. Matt Childress, Funstainable Transportation Matt says, "Just like the funny little mice of Pinky and the Brain, I work on a funny little computer, drive a funny little car and have accumulated quite a few funny friends—many of us with grand delusions of making over our world. It is happening." Rose Morefield, Making Wild, Wearable Thoughts a Reality Sewing since age 12, sculpting fabric for over 14 years, and collaborating with designers, performers, and artists, Rose is a costume technician with a flair for creating piece that redefine and extend the human form. David Monk, Preserving Prairie Where There Is None Known in the Champaign-Urbana community as the "Prairie Monk," David is dedicated to reserving, restoring, and interpreting the natural and cultural landscape of east central Illinois. Nan Goggin, What Inspires Design An artist, designer, professor, wife, and mom (whew!), Nan Goggin is the tireless director of the University of Illinois' School of Art and Design. She discussed the many elements around us that constantly serve to inspire, enliven, and guide our creativity. Joanne Manaster, My Little Black Book of Scientists I Love Joanne teaches upper-level science lab classes at the U of I. On her website, Joanne Loves Science.com, she presents science in whimsical and unexpected, yet meaningful, ways. For her presentation, she played a time-traveling beauty who can visit any scientist she desires, describing them in her "little black book." Michael Morgan, Designing Your Life Poised, graceful, elegant, and smooth. Michael is none of these. But he IS very passionate about music, design, family, friends and humor. He discussed integrating them together for a fulfilling life. Gimme 5! Join us for PKN C-U Vol. 5 this Saturday, March 5, at Canopy Club!
Volume 18 Recap!
The relaunch of PechaKucha Atlanta was a huge success! Big thanks to Octane Westside for hosting us! Our kickass poster was designed by Dan Almasy: Organizer Kevin Ward of Midtown Arts Cinema opened the event: We had 100 PK buttons to give out to attendees, and ran out 30 minutes before presentations even started! Presenter Cameron Adams, sharing his street photography in "Stolen Moments": Jonathan Weidman presented on Atlanta's transportation history, and how the Atlanta Streetcar Project will modernize our transportation system: GA Tech's Andrew Ruff shared his students' vertical gardens projects: Ria Pell of Ria's Bluebird fame shared the 20 rock albums that influenced her career as a chef: Harrison Kris of Volpin Props shared his journey from hobbyist to full-time prop builder: UX analyst Beth Yeckley talked about returning to her roots, and discovering the connections between food and community: Jeffrey Wisard's presentation, "From Old Man Spandex to Millennial Flannel: The History of the Mobile Social," discussed Atlanta's cycling community: Artist Christopher Derek Bruno used questions to challenge conventional perspectives, and discussed his growth as a craftsman: Johnjay Fitih shared his journey from his couch in London to the screen in Atlanta: Tyrie Smith of Braizen presented, "The Importance of Awesome: Working with People You Love": Derek Koehl introduced us to VerbalEyze, an organization offering publishing opportunities to young writers: Rick Glassman shared sustainable concepts and projects from Architecture for Humanity's Atlanta network of architects, designers, and builders: Leslie Caceda introduced us to Atlanta Streets Alive, a vibrant community event opening our streets to the public: Thank you to all of our wonderfully engaging presenters and the tremendous crowd who joined us! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and stay tuned for details on the next PK Night -- August 11th! Enjoy more photos from Volume 18 HERE!
Building Motorcycles for One
Want to ride a futuristic apocalypse bike? This is a good place to start: Matthew Roberts, Creative Director at Speedtractor Industries, is part of a global movement to reestablish motorcycles as casual, cool forms of transportation, and he's doing it by creating beautiful, unique custom-made motorcycles for one client at a time. In "Building Motorcycles for One" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 113, Matthew goes into depth on the new wave of motorcycle riders -- not the circus performers you see on TV -- a group of individuals looking to build something of their own, and take on new adventures on the road.
PKN Hong Kong Meets Swedish Design!
Hong Kong is about to meet Swedish design, in a special PechaKucha Night set for December 4 at PMQ, in collaboration with the Detour festival. Visit the official event page for all the details.
Top 5 for November 2014
We wouldn't leave you wanting with a fresh new batch of presentations to share, and so here is the top 5 most watched presentations on our global site for the month of November. As always, once you're done with that, continue your exploration in the WATCH section of our site.Still in need of more PechaKucha in your life? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or take in the amazing collection of posters that are produced for our PechaKucha Nights the world over. And look out for our newsletter next month with our big top 20 list for 2014! 3D printing is an awesome tool for designers. Rik Theunissen specializes in unique projects. In his PechaKucha talk he presents his design for big pieces of random crystals. They were shown at the well-known Amsterdam Fashion Week. Cynthia Drescher, travel editor for Condé Nast's Jaunted and pilot in training, talks about small planes, remote destinations, and speed limits. Going into depth and discovering the rarest places that only allow you to get there by one, or various, modes of transportation. Tiffany Lentz believes in the power of yes, and thinks you should say yes too. Going into her own life changing story and experiences, Tiffany was able to learn new things about the world and life. Local tattoo artist Sailor Cher tells us about some of the women who have inspired her through the years. The one who has inspired her most may surprise you. Lyn Langlais has to answer one of the most common questions a skydiver will ever be asked, "Why do you jump out of a perfectly good airplane?" Lyn's answer to that is: simply to live life. She enjoys the thrill that skydiving gives her and the sense of accomplishment and life that fills her the second she jumps off the plane.
Walking and Talking in Yellowknife
PechaKucha found its way to the city of Yellowknife, in Canada's frigid Northwest Territories, where the 20x20 format recently helped residents share perspectives on one of the region's favorite pastimes, winter walking. From transportation, activism, or exercise, and more, their walking presentations from Vol. 1 are afoot!
How Public Art Can Save The World
“Housing and transportation may make the foundation for a great city, but art is what brought it to life.” In How Public Art Can Save the World from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 9th volume, Speaker Taleen Der Haroutiounian explains why art should be considered a necessary feature in any community and why public art is the key to building healthier and happier communities, especially in the suburbs! Taleen is a placemaker who is passionate about community well-being in the suburbs.
PechaKucha Night - SLC March 18th!
PechaKucha Night SLC and Women in Architecture are bringing together a great presenter line-up. Come experience it March 18th! View this email in your browser It's time to get your tickets! For the 3rd straight year, the Women in Architecture group has persuaded fantastic presenters to take the stage and share with us their best 20x20 PechaKucha presentations. Get a load of this group!Amanda Bordeloin - civil engineerAngela Dean - architectWomen of Design Build BluffVirginia Pearce - Utah film commissionerLauren Barros - family rights attorneyCurtis Miller - mathematician/student/wage gap researcherJen Plumb - emergency room physicianMaria Vyas - transportation plannerSofia Gorder - dancer/educator/creatorPat Bagley - editorial cartoonistEsther Gubbay - architecture studentLuisa Whittaker-Brooks - chemistWhere: The State Room (638 South State Street)When: Friday, March 18th Doors open @ 7pm Presenters start @ 8pm-10:30pmTickets $15 advance - $20 at the door
Hyperloop - Your Everyday Roller Coaster
"He said, 'Young man, just try to do it!'" In Hyperloop - Your Everyday Roller Coaster from PechaKucha Night Special x MINI @ BMW Group Tokyo Bay, David Chew Vee Kuan shares how he and a team of students is trying to build the prototype of a futuristic transportation system called the Hyperloop. They are bringing their micro version of Hyperloop to compete with other teams from the US and Europe in Space X HQ, LA this October.