Maintaining

Countless acts of routine maintenance shape New York City every day, yet often go unnoticed until something goes wrong. This year, the Urban Design Forum invites you to consider new ways to sustain our public realm. How can we use design thinking, creative financing, new technology, and community organizing to maintain our physical and social infrastructure?
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Events ↓
Join Danny Fuchs, Jennifer Godzeno, Preston Niblack, Ronnie Lowenstein and Henry Grabar for an investigation into how the city budget impacts the built form of New York City.
Eloise Hirsh, Sam Schwartz, Margaret Tobin, and Deborah Marton offered a retrospective on caring for New York City’s public assets from the fiscal crisis to today.
On February 16, the Forum hosted a tour of the Public Design Commission Archives! Some of the highlights included a maintaining budget from Robert Moses, and some rather peculiar street signs!
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