Monday, Apr 23rd

Last updateSun, 22 Apr 2018 1pm

You are here: Home Content Schools Students Envision Cities of the Future at Design Thinking Expo
first
  
last
 
 
start
stop
Letters in Support of Pam Fuehrer for Scarsdale School Board

Letters in Support of Pam Fuehrer for Scarsdale School Board

The following letters in support of Pam Fuehrer for Scarsdale School Board were ...

School Board Approves 2018/19 Budget with Funding for Synthetic Turf and Additional Security

School Board Approves 2018/19 Budget with Funding for Synthetic Turf and Additional Security

The Board of Education approved the resolution for a $157,849,407 b...

Police Report: Firefighters Shore up Central Avenue Apartment After Car Crashed through Wall

Police Report: Firefighters Shore up Central Avenue Apartment After Car Crashed through Wall

Scarsdale firefighters who are part of Technical Rescue Squad 36 assisted in sho...

Storytellers Showcase Their Talent at the Second Annual Tales from the 'Dale and Beyond

Storytellers Showcase Their Talent at the Second Annual Tales from the 'Dale and Beyond

There are so many great tales from the ‘Dale and a host of talented...

Residents Object to Renaming PA High School for Donor Steven Schwarzman

Residents Object to Renaming PA High School for Donor Steven Schwarzman

Though Board President William Natbony insists that the method of r...

first
  
last
 
 
start
stop

Students Envision Cities of the Future at Design Thinking Expo

kyle annie- flushing meadowsOn April 27, the City 2.0 Class, taught by Maggie Favretti and Fallon Plunkett held a Design Expo to showcase their work on improving urban environments. The students came up with creative ideas to improve transportation, solve urban problems and improve the urban experience.

Each group built a prototype to demonstrate their concept and were available to present their ideas to visiting parents, staff members, students and the press. We toured the rooms and were very impressed with the research and design thinking behind the concepts.

Here are a few of the projects we saw:

morgan and jessica- cable carsMorgan Cochrane and Jessica Cohen shared their model for moving more quickly around crowded city streets. They envisioned an elevated cable car system to transport pedestrian north and south and east and west. Elevators would lift users up to the elevated system powered by solar energy.

michael owen-elevated tubewayMichael McCormick, Owen Hall and Harrison Novick proposed to move the subway from below ground to above ground in an elevated system of clear tubes where the train system would be powered by magnets. This would be safer, decrease congestion and improve energy efficiency.

shenberg and stern- redesigning bridgesIf you've ever been stalled in traffic on one of the tri-state areas bridges, you'll appreciate this project redesignsing a bridge to expand the number of lanes and to provide dedicated lanes for emergency vehicles. Andrew Shemberg, Matt Stern and Arlen Tzamarot built a nine lane, multi-level bridge to solve the eternal issue of traffic.

remi- redesigning tunnelsRemi Bernstein, Claire Gillespie and Melinda Orengo also considered transportation, coming up with a new concept for a tunnel. They envisioned an oval-shaped tunnel to provide more open space and light with white and yellow lights in the ceiling to simulate the night sky. The tunnel would also include wide paths for pedestrians and bikers.

justine and sophie- driverless vehiclesJustine Lionti and Sophie Pendrill approached driving safety by envisioning roads lined with sensors to guide driverless cars. These would decrease the incidence of accidents and save money.

emily-MTA EZPASSEmily Rodriguez demonstrated her key fob EZPass for public transportation, which would allow the user to swipe their fob to enter the system and have funds deducted from their account. Imagine how much easier that would be than fumbling for your metro card.

jinyi matt michael- self-cleaning trainAfraid of catching a cold – or something worse – while riding the subway? This team (Jinyi Huang, Matthew Li and Michael Litton) envisioned self-cleaning trains designed with Parx Plastics, which are anti-bacterial materials that clean themselves, preventing the spread of germs between riders.

alex caitlin christina- rooftopsLinked multi-use sustainable rooftops would increase green space in the city and provide areas for gardening and recreation. Caitlin D'Ambrosio, Alex Quill, Christina Siekierski displayed their model for linked roofs where users could plant vegetable gardens, enjoy picnics or even musical performances.

Wen Yi Catherine Zoya- redesigning playgroundsWen Yi See, Catherine Zhao and Zoya Binyaminov visited Russel Sage Park in Queens to see how it could be redesigned for better use. It's currently cold and unfriendly. They proposed adding grassy areas, picnic tables and barbeque pits and even installing charging stations so that residents could relax in their neighborhood park A large, moveable glass dome could descend and cover the park at night and clean the entire area with UV rays.

lilah olivia- natureampLilah Cooperman and Olivia Leone presented a plan to echo and amplify the sounds of nature in park spaces, increasing relaxation and decreasing city noise.

chloe- public park energyChloe Suzman and Harris Gelblum designed a multi-functional energy generating public park. Built with algae walls and solar roadways, park fixtures and seating would be made of a fungus that comes from mushrooms called mycelium that can be reshaped and reworked into new fixtures as the need arises.

This exercise in design thinking produced an impressive range of projects to improve the urban landscape. Let's hear it for the cities of the future.

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS

Good Work

SETTING

STEAM Day 2018

STEAM Day 2018

STEAM Day at Scarsdale High School is on for Saturday April 21 from 11 am to 4 pm. The event is open to the public and it’s a special opp...

Readmore

Around Town

SETTING

Thorough Nominating Committee Process Yields Two Excellent School Board Candidates

Thorough Nominating Committee Process Yields Two Excellent School Board Candidates

This statement was sent to Scarsdale10583 by Elizabeth M. Guggenheimer, 2018 SBNC Chair
As the 2018 School Board Nominating Committee (SBN...

Readmore

Neighborhood News

SETTING

Why I Applied for the Nomination to the SBNC for Board of Education and Still Want to Serve

Why I Applied for the Nomination to the SBNC for Board of Education and Still Want to Serve

This letter was sent to Scarsdale10583 by school board candidate Woodrow W. Crouch, PE

I was nominated to the slate for the Board of Educa...

Readmore

On Our Minds

SETTING

Earth Day Giveaway: Free Food Scrap Compost on April 21

Earth Day Giveaway: Free Food Scrap Compost on April 21

To celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 21, 2018, the Village of Scarsdale is making high quality food scrap compost available to all r...

Readmore

On Our Radar

SETTING

Residents Object to Renaming PA High School for Donor Steven Schwarzman

Residents Object to Renaming PA High School for Donor Steven Schwarzman

Though Board President William Natbony insists that the method of recognizing donors to the Scarsdale Schools is at the sole discretion o...

Readmore

Parenting

SETTING

Scarsdale’s Raiders Baseball Team Off to a Strong Start

Scarsdale’s Raiders Baseball Team Off to a Strong Start

Coming off a surprising run to the Section I semifinals last season, expectations were high for the Raiders heading into the season despi...

Readmore

Village Voices

SETTING

Wear Denim on April 25 to Raise Awareness about Sexual Violence

Wear Denim on April 25 to Raise Awareness about Sexual Violence

The Scarsdale Coalition on Family Violence and Healthy Relationships is again encouraging community members, elected officials, businesse...

Readmore

Shout it Out

SETTING

Andrew Weber to Speak on Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction at League Luncheon

Andrew Weber to Speak on Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction at League Luncheon

Andrew C. "Andy" Weber, a 1978 graduate of Scarsdale High School, will speak about "Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction" at the Scarsd...

Readmore

School News

SETTING

Music Notes; Music Program Wins Award and Cuk Conducts Final Concert

Music Notes; Music Program Wins Award and Cuk Conducts Final Concert

John Cuk conducted his last choral concert on Tuesday April 17 This week, Craig Sherman District-wide Coordinator of Music and Performing ...

Readmore

Schools

SETTING

School Board Approves 2018/19 Budget with Funding for Synthetic Turf and Additional Security

School Board Approves 2018/19 Budget with Funding for Synthetic Turf and Additional Security

The Board of Education approved the resolution for a $157,849,407 budget for the 2018/2019 school year at their April 16 meeting with six...

Readmore

The Goods

SETTING

LWVS To Hold Candidates Forum April 30 for Contested School Board Election

LWVS To Hold Candidates Forum April 30 for Contested School Board Election

The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale encourages informed and active participation of Scarsdale citizens in our local government and el...

Readmore

Real Estate

SETTING

Disappointing First Quarter Homes Sales for 2018

Disappointing First Quarter Homes Sales for 2018

Home sales for 2018 are off to a slow start in Scarsdale, while Edgemont appears to be holding its own. For the first quarter of 2018 the...

Readmore

Today's News

SETTING

Police Report: Audi Windshield Damaged with Bullet Holes found on Bell Road

Police Report: Audi Windshield Damaged with Bullet Holes found on Bell Road

On April 8, around 9:30 p.m., a caller reported an Audi S4 with damage to the windshield, parked near the intersection of Bell and Spragu...

Readmore

Arts and Entertainment

SETTING

The Sun Shines on the SHS Carnival

The Sun Shines on the SHS Carnival

An annual rite of spring, the Scarsdale High School carnival took place Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th. The weekend’s beauti...

Readmore

People

SETTING

Storytellers Showcase Their Talent at the Second Annual Tales from the 'Dale and Beyond

Storytellers Showcase Their Talent at the Second Annual Tales from the 'Dale and Beyond

There are so many great tales from the ‘Dale and a host of talented community members to tell them. The second annual night of storytelli...

Readmore

first
  
last
 
 
start
stop

Programs for Scarsdale Kids