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Mitchell Joachim            

Co-Founder and Director of Research, Terreform ONE

Mitchell Joachim is co-founder of Terreform ONE and an associate professor at NYU. He is a TED senior fellow and has been awarded fellowships with Safdie Architects and the Martin Society for Sustainability at MIT. Joachim was formerly an architect at Gehry Partners and Pei Cobb Freed. He co-authored the book Super Cells: Building with Biology and is the recipient of numerous design awards. He was named to Wired magazine’s The Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To, Rolling Stone’s 100 People Who Are Changing America, and Dwell magazine’s The Now 99 in 2012.

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The Organic City: Urbanism Redefined

Mitchell Joachim inspires us to rethink our approach to urban environments by pointing to mind-bending technologies that are already transforming the way we live. When the elevator was introduced, the nature of buildings changed. The same shift occurred for cities built in response to widespread car traffic. Today, Joachim is working on the next big shift. It could be an intelligent "soft" car that networks with a city grid. It might involve grafting living cells into green residences that can reverse the last 150 years of inefficient living. Joachim envisions a future in which biology and architecture are a single discipline--and shares the ground-breaking work and disruptive ideas that will make that future a reality.

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Futuristic pod will both house and feed you -- crickets

The prototype structure's prickly exterior and plastic, clinical interior looks more alien than human, but Terreform ONE co-founder Mitchell Joachim, said it trials a  ...

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