In conjunction with the Los Angeles launch of Faster, Smarter, Greener: The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility, ArtCenter is hosting a distinguished panel of experts representing urban planning, digital technologies, the auto industry evolution, and multi-modal mobility architectures.
This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Be sure to reserve your seat today!
The new book—published by MIT Press and authored by three professors affiliated with MIT and MIT's Sloan School of Management who have benefitted from numerous interactions with ArtCenter's Graduate Transportation program—anticipates a fundamental transformation of urban mobility and examines the drivers emerging from urbanization,
As frequent visitors [to ArtCenter], we have noted trends and evolutions in design form and language. The functional 1980s gave way to the lozenge-inspired, aerodynamic themes of the 1990s and later to the bolder expressions of the 2000s. Yet on a recent visit to ArtCenter, we found that many of the student projects had grown in scope. There was a greater emphasis on system performance rather than just on product design. Students were conceptualizing whole transportation systems, including their interfaces and connections, to make the full mobility experience more attractive. Many expressed the view that while creating stunning automotive shapes was exciting, conceiving integrated mobility systems was more challenging to an industrial designer.
— Excerpt from Faster, Smarter, Greener
Image courtesy of V. Sumantran