SOM Thinkers: The Future of Transportation

Open House New York and Rizzoli Bookstore invite you to a discussion about The Future of Transportation the new volume from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s SOM Thinkers series, with Emma Fitzsimmons, Transit Reporter, The New York Times; Olin McKenzie, Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; and Amy Plitt, Editor, Curbed NY; moderated by Henry Grabar, Staff Writer, Slate.

With the promise of personal helicopters, autonomous vehicles, and groceries delivered right to your refrigerator, transportation may seem to be on the cusp of a revolution. Most New York City commuters would be quick to tell you otherwise. For all the talk of innovation, driving alone to work in a gas-powered car is still the American way of life. What new technologies will make a lasting impact going forward? Will congestion pricing make crosstown traffic as we know it cease to exist? Is ride-sharing here to stay? Will the elevator at my subway station be working next week? The Future of Transportation cuts through the hype of autonomous vehicles and other revolutionary transportation technology to explore existing technologies that have yet to be used to their full potential: buses, bikes, even the elevator. In a series of essays, writers ask how getting from A to B is changing right now–or could, if we wanted it to.

This event is free and open to the public and seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Reservations are requested.

Rizzoli Bookstore is ADA compliant. CART and ASL interpretation can be provided upon request. To request accommodations, please contact OHNY by November 18 via email at This program is part of The Moving City: Transportation Infrastructures of New York, a year-long series of tours, conversations, and debates about the future of transportation and mobility in New York City.

Rizzoli Bookstore
1133 Broadway
New York, New York 10010

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