We gather designers, planners, developers and civic leaders to debate the defining issues facing our cities.
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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?
Our second Forefront Fellowship explores how urban design can strengthen historic and emerging immigrant communities in New York City. What is the role of cities in attracting and protecting new immigrant communities? What innovative design solutions offer greater affordable housing for new immigrant families? How can the design of the built environment foster greater immigrant entrepreneurship?
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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In the fall of 2016, the Urban Design Forum invited its Fellows and experts to help us craft a vision for the future of mobility in New York City. Within these pages, you’ll find an inventory of imaginative thinking on what our city’s transportation landscape could be.
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.