Terreform ONE is a 501c3 non-profit architecture and urban think tank that promotes ecological design in derelict municipal areas. By formulating unsolicited feasibility studies and egalitarian designs, the mission is to illustrate speculative environmental plans for New York City and other cities worldwide. The intention is to encourage community outreach and master plan solutions in underprivileged areas that do not have direct access to professional architects and urban designers.
Terreform ONE is a pro bono studio and lab for premier architects, planners, scientists, and urban studies specialists to investigate and refine the broader framework of ecological city design. The organization strives to inspire unique solutions for global sustainability in the following categories; air quality, smart mobility, renewable power, infrastructure, food access, recycling waste processes, clean water, and equitable economies.
To further the humanitarian aim of Terrform ONE's directives, the group has successfully held an annual public design and science award that focuses on green urbanity entitled; ONE Prize. Over the years the jury consists of some of the most notable figures in urban pedagogy and practice; NYC Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Michael Colgrove, Helena Durst, Bjarke Ingels, Kate Ascher, James Corner, Carol Coletta, William J. Mitchell, Margaret Crawford, Cameron Sinclair, and others.
ONE Lab and TerreFarm are two educational components of Terreform ONE. These collaborative schools receive forty students each year from around the world to learn about varied topics in; synthetic biology, urban farming, parametric computation, ecological landscapes, rapid prototyping, and urban theory. A public lecture series occurs during the seminars that includes design luminaries such as; Vito Acconci, Dickson Despommier, Natalie Jeremijenko, Christian Hubert.
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