Forefront Initiatives ↓

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?
Fellows ↓
Events ↓
For the capstone of the Forefront Fellowship program, we visit Hudson Yards - the largest private real estate development project in the history of the US.
On February 21, 6 Forefront Fellows are invited to present individual projects on infrastructure and public space to their cohort and guest critics Micah Kotch, of Urban-X, and Michelle Delk, of Snøhetta.
Our third Fellow spotlight session will feature five fellows working on projects impacting the city in a myriad of ways. While it is hard to find a common thread between the group, all in some way deal with the topics of civic technology, equity and public space.
The Lowline is a plan to use innovative solar technology to illuminate an historic trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of New York City. Join us for a tour of the Lowline Lab, a long-term open laboratory and technical exhibit designed to test and showcase how the Lowline will grow and sustain plants underground.
Our fifth Forefront > Urban Experience Design event explores how crowdfunding technology is changing the way we build our cities. The evening will bring together two very different civic projects made possible by equally different crowdfunding platforms.