David Bergman is an architect and product designer whose work emphasizes sustainable/green design. He lives and works in the Lower East Side, where he has been a resident of the same block for over 30 years. He also teaches at Parsons and is the author of Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide. His blog, EcoOptimism (www.EcoOptimism.com), combines his backgrounds in design, economics and policy, and seeks to show how we can come out the other side of our concurrent ecological and economic crises in a better place than we started.Follow @EcoOptimism
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Posted February 20, 2014 at 6:09 am
Do you love or hate neckdowns, bike corrals and bollards? (Also, do you know what they are?) Last night the Lower East Side Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with local design firm Pilot Projects, presented a “visioning workshop” for the future of Orchard Street. Welcoming ideas from both residents and business owners, the event, […]
Posted July 18, 2013 at 6:29 am
Boogie contributor David Bergman attended the CB3 Transportation & Public Safety/Environment Committee meeting Tuesday night. Looks like it was an interesting turnout.
Posted May 21, 2013 at 10:32 am
What is it about bicycling that seems to fuel such controversy? In my EcoOptimism blog, I frequently write about synergistic win-win solutions – ones that can simultaneously address both environmental and economic problems. Urban bicycling, because it works on so many angles that it surpasses even win-win-win solutions, is one my favorite examples. Cycling relieves […]
Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:01 am
If you missed an earlier version of this ride (recapped in Boogie here), you have another chance this Sunday. The Adapting to Change Cycling Tour #4 will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Gaia Tree in the center circle at Tompkins Square Park. Here’s the info: Sandy’s storm waters surged into Manhattan, heralding a new […]
Posted February 12, 2013 at 6:19 am
If the attendance Monday is any indicator, the NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC) may be receiving a large number of proposals for developing the long vacant SPURA sites around Delancey Street.
Last modified December 6, 2012 at 12:05 pm
In the immediate post-Sandy days, bicycles were the best means of transportation, and so it was appropriate that the Green Map System’s “Adapting to Change” tour of the Lower East Side, held this past Sunday, traveled by bike.