We gather designers, planners, developers and civic leaders to debate the defining issues facing our cities.

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Onward

Onward

Our century-old transportation infrastructure is aging and new digital technologies are revolutionizing the way we move through cities. This year, the Urban Design Forum crafts a vision for the future of mobility in New York City. How would you build a more accessible, equitable, and sustainable city? (Photo Credit: Navid Baraty)
Urban Experience Design

Urban Experience Design

Our inaugural Forefront theme explores how new civic technologies are transforming the management and operations of the public realm. How can we use technology to create tangible improvements to the experience of the city? How can big data be applied to build a more dynamic, equitable, and resilient city?
NY-LON

NY-LON

Hosted with New London Architecture and Kohn Pedersen Fox, our transatlantic exchanges bring together industry professionals in New York and London to share knowledge on key issues in both cities, from affordable housing policy to tall buildings.
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Cities in the New Political Climate
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Our mission of shaping dynamic, equitable, and resilient cities is both more pertinent and fragile than ever. We remain committed to creating a venue where civic leaders can safely and candidly advance their ideas. And we will work harder than ever to ensure that all voices are represented – especially those missing a seat at the table.
About Our New Site
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Designed and developed by Partner & Partners, our new site presents our fellows, events, proposals, and publications on a more flexible and accessible platform.
Welcoming Our New Board Members
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The Urban Design Forum is pleased to announce the addition of five new members to its board of directors: Michelle Delk, Abby Hamlin, Dev Hawley, Frank Sciame, and Beatrice Sibblies.