We convene civic leaders to confront the defining issues in New York City’s built environment.

Current Initiatives

Upcoming Events

On June 8, join us for a roundtable discussion on shaping future streets for climate.
On June 16, join Kate MacKenzie and the 2021 Forefront Fellows to discuss new work on neighborhood food systems.
On June 22, come celebrate the release of our ideas on how to shape future streets for care.


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Individual Membership

Our Fellows are developers, architects, planners, builders, public officials, scholars, lawyers, and journalists who are building dynamic, equitable and resilient cities.

Company Memberships

Our 50 company members are leading design, development, law, construction and engineering firms who are leading urban development in New York City and around the world.

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Our work would not be possible without the generous support of civic leaders and design champions. Whether you are interested in joining our Director’s Circle or making a one-time contribution to support our work, we welcome your support.