The Urban Design Forum announced today that James (“Jamie”) von Klemperer has been elected board president, effective immediately. Jamie succeeds Hugh Hardy, who served as president for two years before his unexpected passing in March 2017.
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.
The Urban Design Forum today announced the launch of Forefront, a new initiative dedicated to cultivating emerging urban leaders under the age of 40. Beginning this year, UDF will invite 20 individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to building thriving, equitable and livable cities to become Forefront Fellows.
The Forum + Institute for Urban Design announced that it has changed its name to Urban Design Forum, effective immediately. The new name represents the merger of the Forum for Urban Design and the Institute for Urban Design, which joined operations in March 2014.
We are pleased to announce that the Forum for Urban Design and Institute for Urban Design have joined forces, effective March 13, 2014. With our newly strengthened membership, we look forward to energized debate around building dynamic, competitive, and cooperative cities.