"The visionary in urban planning sees stackable cars and houses in trees." WHAT HE'S CHANGING: In a sedate field, Joachim is pushing for a radical green rethink of the American city in the 21st century. An architect and urban planner at Brooklyn's nonprofit Terreform 1, Joachim wants to open up cluttered streets by creating a soft, stackable City Car that would be shared like a Zipcar. NEXT MOVE: Exploring inter-skyscraper blimp ferries and weaving energy-efficient houses into existing trees. KEY QUOTE: "I give a voice for people and things that can't necessarily speak for themselves, like trees and wildlife. Or the residents of Harlem."
Clarification; YES Harlem speaks, but not always by way of detailed urban design drawings.