Current Exhibitions

June 24 - September 15, 2010

Our Cities Ourselves: The Future of Transportation in Urban Life

Our Cities Ourselves: The Future of Transportation in Urban Life explores the creation of better cities through better transportation and demonstrates what is possible when we design our cities for ourselves.

By 2030, sixty percent of the world’s population will live in cities. As cities become increasingly dense, personal automobiles will become less and less feasible transport options. Sustainable transportation will be the key to the health of our cities, our own health, and the health of the environment.

In honor of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy’s 25th anniversary, Our Cities Ourselves envisions sustainable urban futures for ten major global cities: Ahmedabad, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Dar es Salaam, Guangzhou, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Mexico City, New York City and Rio de Janeiro. In each city, ITDP field offices and international architects propose ideal transportation futures grounded in current conditions. The proposals present safe, vibrant streets that promote social and economic equality, privilege mass transit, bicyclists and pedestrians, and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Exhibition Architects:
Ahmedabad, India | HCP Design and Project Management
Budapest, Hungary | Varos-Teampannon and Kozlekedes
Buenos Aires, Argentina | PALO Arquitectura Urbana
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Adjaye Associates
Guangzhou, China | Urbanus Architecture & Design
Jakarta, Indonesia | Budi Pradono Architects
Johannesburg, South Africa | Osmond Lange Architects and Ikemeleng Architects
Mexico City, Mexico | arquitectura 911sc
New York City, United States | Terreform and Michael Sorkin Studio
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Fábrica Arquitetura and CAMPO aud

Exhibition Curator:
Maura Lout

Exhibition Design:
Pure + Applied

Read the Press Release.

Visit the Our Cities Ourselves project website

Download the Media Kit.

Related Programs:

June 24, 2010 6-8pm
Exhibition Opening Reception

Saturday June 26, 2010 11am-5pm
Symposium: Architects, Developers, and Transport Planners on the Future of the City

Thursday, July 1, 6-8pm
Our Cities Ourselves: Visions for 2030
Roundtable discussion with Enrique Peñalosa, ITDP Board President and Former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, and Exhibition Architects

Wednesday, July 28, 4-8pm
New York City Streets: Top-Down, Bottom-Up

Saturday, August 7, 11am - 4pm
FamilyDay@theCenter: Our Cities Ourselves

Thursday, August 12, 6-8pm
Bicycles as Transport: From Alternatives to Mainstream

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2030 vision of urban transport in Ahmedabad, India by Bimal Patel and HCP Design and Project Management

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