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Prof. Larson talking about Future cities, MOD and our Autonomous.City workshop,7340,L-4809872,00.html

CPG Workshop in Hafencity University in Hamburg on Sat1 TV


MIT EmTech "Rethinking Urban Infrastructure" at the MIT Media Lab, Ryan Chin, Nov. 2nd. 

"CityScope Urban Analytics Platform" [运用大数据建造模型改善城市功能] at Guiyang Big Data Expo via, Ira Winder, May 27.

"High-Tech Legos Help City Planners Evaluate Designs" on NBC News, Kent Larson, Ira Winder.

"Gridlocked: The Future of the MBTA and Transit" on Open Source Radio, Ryan Chin, Feb. 26.  


Autodesk University. "Innovation Forum: The Future of How Infrastructure is Made: Systems That Serve an Evolving Society." Las Vegas, NV, Nov.

TEDx Boston "Changing Places", Kent Larson, Ryan Chin, Caleb Harper, Ira Winder, Oct 2. 

"Living in an urban shoebox? You need a robowall", Washington Post, June 5.

“Time magazine honors MIT for inventions, inventors,” MIT Tech Talk, June 1.

"The incredible shape changing cabinet that could TRIPLE the size of your apartment", Daily Mail, May 28.

"MIT breakthrough makes tiny apartments feel three times bigger", Gizmodo, May 27.

"This trippy box puts a disco spin on home automation", The Verge, May 23.

"MIT's CityHome is a house in a box you control by waving your hand", FastCompany, May 23.

"MIT Researchers Use Legos to Solve Real-Life Problems." CBS Boston, May 14. 


CityHome around the Globe, part 1

CityHome around the Globe, part 1

CityHome around the Globe, part 2

CityHome around the Globe, part 2


“Las Vegas Gambles on a Future with Car Sharing for Everyone,” Smithsonian Magazine, October 2. 

“Inside the MIT Media Lab,” Financial Times Magazine, May 3. 



“Kent Larson: Brilliant Designs to fit more people in every city,” TED Talk, September 1. 

“MIT’s Folding Hiriko City Car Set to Hit the Market Next Year for $16,000,” Inhabitat, August 8

“Rethinking the First and Last Mile: MIT Media Lab’s Hiriko CityCar vs. Copenhagen’s Bike Superhighway,”, July 24. 

“10 Revolutionary Technologies That Have Spun Out of MIT’s Media Lab,” BostInno, June 18. 

“Folding Cars Offer Solution to Urban Transport Problems,” BBC Future, June 13. 

“City Car: Hiriko Electric Fold-Up Car for Crowded Cities,” ABC News, January 31. 

“The Foldable Car: Coming to a Parking Spot Near You,” Big Think, January 31.

“A car that folds up like origami,” MSNBC, January 30.

“M.I.T. CityCar, Renamed Hiriko, Is Headed to Production,” New York Times, January 25.

“Electric car that folds itself launches in Spain,” CNET, January 25.

“Car Sharing With Crazy Folding Cars Is Coming To Europe," Fast Company, January 25.

“Folding car moves closer to reality,” The Telegraph (UK), January 23. 

“Brussels Launch for Spanish Folding Electric Car,” Wall Street Journal, January 20.

“How an electric car scheme plans to drive down social divisions,” The Guardian, January 17.

A New Vision for the City of the Future,” Fortune. January 4. 



“MIT Media Lab’s CityCar: From Invention to Innovation,” Fast Company, June 10. 

The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices by Frank Moss (Work discussed in Chapter 2: Disappearing Disciplines), June 7. 

“Furry Robots, Foldable Cars and More Innovations from MIT's Media Lab,” PBS Newshour Photo Essay, May 20. 

“Why Self-Driving Cars Matter, Plus Mobility On Demand,” National Review Online, March 5. 



“Driverless, Folding Cars Closer to Street-Ready,” Chicago Tribune, November 5. 

“MIT’s Radical Proposal for an Ultra-compact, Foldable Electric Vehicle,”, September 25.  

“Green Wheel for Eco-Cyclists,” Ivanhoe Broadcast News, August 10.                     

“The Future is Now at MIT Media Lab,” CNET, July 23.

“A Complete Rethink, William Mitchell and the MIT Media Lab take on one of urban America’s hidden foes: the car,” Metropolis Magazine, March Issue, March 17. 

“2030 The Transformation of Society and Cars by Electric Vehicles,” Axis Magazine, Japan, February issue.



“Q+A: Mobility-on-Demand – and in the Near Future,” Metropolis, October 27. 

“Robots and Cars for the Future,” BBC News, June 26.  

“The CityCar and Mobility on Demand,” NHPR, Word of Mouth, May 18.  

"GreenWheel converts any Huffy 10-speed into an electric bicycle", Engadget, February 26.

“MIT GreenWheel: Simply an electric bicycle revolution,” Autobloggreen, February 19. 

“GreenWheel Turns Pedal Bike into an Electric Hog,” Discovery News, February 18.

"Supercar: Building the Car of the Future," The Nature of Things, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, January 29.



“Unfold and Ride,” New York Times, December 16. 

“From MIT, a quantum leap in bike mechanics,” Boston Globe, November 16. 

"Transport," Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Sundance Channel, May 27. 

"With Electric Scooter, MIT Hopes To Rev Up Practical Transport," Popular Mechanics, February 27. 



“Time magazine honors MIT for inventions, inventors,” MIT Tech Talk, November 14. 

“The Best Inventions of the Year,” TIME magazine, November 12. 

“MIT reinvents the wheel with foldable, stackable electric car,” Computer World, November 7. 

"MIT developers plan collapsible car for city driving,”, November 6. 

“MIT offers city cars for the masses,”, November 5. 

“CityCar: One-Way Urban Transit,” Earth2Tech, November 2. 

“A Carbon-Free, Stackable Rental Car,” Technology Review, November 1. 

“MIT Museum expands with new gallery,” MIT Tech Talk, September 26.  

“Compact car technology sparks an interest,” Washington Post, August 12. 

“Return to intelligence - MIT City Car,” Vision, China. 8, August issue.  

“Hit List: Real-Life matchbox cars,” Stuff Magazine, July issue.  

“Radical Engines, Quirky Designs Refuel Quest for Car of Future” Cars 2.0 Future Transport, Wired Magazine, June 15.  

“Inside innovation - in cars,” Business Week, US, June 11.

“Sehir arabalari,” Tasarim Merkezi Dergisi, Turkey, May issue. 

Opvouwen en wegwezen, P-Magazine, Belgium, May 10. 

Next Magazine, Taiwan, May 26. 

“Cool Inventions,” National Geographic Kids Magazine, March issue.

“Radically Reimagining the Future,” PPaper, Taiwan, Issue #40. 

“The Car, 2.0,” The Boston Globe, February 18.

“The bus you drive to your door,” The Independent, UK, January 23.



"The Future of Driving." Esquire Magazine, pp.180, 244, Dec issue. 

 "A Sheep at the Wheel." Intersection, Issue 03 p. 78-79,

La Ciudad, bajo distintas miradas.  Argentina, September 19. 

Student Design Review: Bit Car, IDMagazine, US, September. 

Innovations advance the human environment, OpenDoor, MITAlumni association, US, February. 

The Media Laboratory: Bit Car, PLAN #64, US, June issue. 

“Baby you can drive my stackable car”, Discover Magazine, June issue. 

“Future of Architecture”, BBC television documentary, UK, May 30. 

“Tiny Cars”, On Point (with Tom Ashbrook) (radio interview presented by Ryan Chin), WBUR, Boston, MA, May 17. 

MIT ZigZag video magazine (iTunes Podcast), Issue #5, May 17. 

“The Anti-Hummer”, Fast Company, April issue. 

“Amerikaanse witcar”, De Ingenieur Technologietijdschrift, Holland, April. 

“Smart City 2020”, Metropolis Magazine, April issue (25th anniversary special edition).  

“RedHot”, Design Indaba, South Africa, 1st quarter, 2006 

“Autos Apilables - El transporte urbano del futuro cercano”, Tiempos del Mundo (US edition), February 23. 

“New Design Magazine”, UK, February. 

“MIT, GM team for car of tomorrow”, Chicago Tribune, February 10. 

“Your Next Car”, Neo Magazine, Argentina, February 1. 

“Smart Cities Concept Vehicle redefines urban car sharing”, The Urban Transportation Monitor, Vol. 20 No. 1, January 20. 

“Why car clubs are the future”, The Independent, January 17. 

“New Year's Resolutions 2006”, Grist Magazine, January 6. 

“Robot Car attempts to rewrite rules”, Irish Times, January 4. 



“MIT's stackable concept car”, Engadget, December 30. 

“A New Car on the Block”, The MIT PressLog, December 30. 

“MIT rethinks the car”, Autoblog, December 30. 

“br City: Blue Bike meets Frank Gehry meets GM”, Buffalo rising online, December 30. 

“Robot car: streets ahead in cities of the future”, The Guardian, December 29. 

“Stackable smart robotic cars”, ZDNet blogs, December 29

“MIT working on 'stackable’ cars of the future”, The Raw Feed, December 29

“Tech 2005: What's New and What's Next”, PC World., November 3.

“The Soft Car”, Boston Globe Magazine, February 1.

“Smart Parking Meters”, Boston Globe Magazine, February 1. 



“Re-inventing the car for city life”, International Herald Tribune, September 8. 

"At M.I.T., Rethinking the Car for City Life." The New York Times, Sept 6. 

“Design: The Guru of Impossible Engineering Creates a Car”, Popular Science, September issue. 

“CURRENTS: AUTOMOBILES; Gehry and M.I.T.: Click and Drive”, The New York Times, August 5. 

“MIT mulls the car of the future”,, July 27. 

“Gehry helps shape the car of the future”, Financial Times, July 26. 

“An Architect in the City of Bits”, The Feature, May 27. 

“MIT aims for the bottom line”, Wired, May 11. 

“MIT comes to Miami for art and tech”, The Industry Standard, March 1.

"Padded cars hail crunch-free future”, The Sunday Times, UK, August 15.  

“Smart Cars MIT”, Technology Review, April issue. 

“New arts center toying with digital wonders”, The Miami Herald, February 24. 

“MIT Media Lab drives car design into the future”, The Boston Globe, November 16.



“I link, therefore I am”, The Guardian, November 13.