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New Terreformers!

Hilary Huckins-Weidner

Meet our new 2019 team members!

Anthropologist and spatial strategist DeNeile Cooper and environmental consultant Oliver Wright are contributing research to Waste Not, the second installment of New York City (Steady) State. Theo Brandt is a student and NYC native assisting on New York City (Steady) State: Home Grown. Casey Breen and Alex Serbanescu are visiting us from the University of Chicago and contributing to South Side Stories.

Learn more about them and the rest of the Terreform team at People.

From left to right: Oliver Wright, Theo Brandt, Casey Breen, DeNeile Cooper, and Alex Serbanescu.

From left to right: Oliver Wright, Theo Brandt, Casey Breen, DeNeile Cooper, and Alex Serbanescu.

Proposing a Subway Freight System for NYC

Elisabeth Weiman

Makoto Okazaki, partner and principal architect at Michael Sorkin Studio, consulting on Terreform's New York City [Steady] State project, spoke at Urban Design Forum about a new form of mobility for the city. Makoto's proposal for a "Subway Freight System for NYC" introduced the idea of adapting the subway system to move goods. The subway could be used late at night to transfer items to distribution hubs and then in the early morning to move freight to shops throughout the city. He took this a step further, claiming that this would free up space above ground for pedestrians, recreation, and even urban farming. 

Read more about Urban Design Forum's "Onward: New Ideas for Urban Freight" panel.