NY Times: Future Cities — and Festivals?

Future Cities — and Festivals? June 2, 2008 By John Tierney A Friday evening panel called “Future Cities” at the World Science Festival in New York, however, racked up points for positive thinking by taking its audience on virtual tours of skyscraper-farms powered by the sun; publicly-shared, zero-emission cars that can be stacked to fit 880 on a New York City block and homes made by grafting the branches of living trees. Many of the designs on display could take decades to become a reality. But that didn’t stop the audience, packed into an auditorium at New York University on a warm spring evening, from oohing and ahhing.