Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY
Lobby of the United Nations Visitors Centre (1st Avenue at 46th Street)
The exhibition Cities explores design solutions to the challenges created by rapid urban growth in informal settlements. It focuses on design that is informed by end users, such as successful responses to the challenges of sanitation and solid-waste management; alternative housing design, methods and materials; low-cost clean water and alternative energies; accessible education initiatives; transportation solutions; innovative systems and infrastructure; and urban design and planning to address climate change and urban growth. More than 60 projects are presented from 22 countries around the globe.