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

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How can innovative coastline corridors address the need for public space and coastal resiliency?
How can we provide waterfront access and park space to the public while protecting communities from future flooding?
A small toddler sits in a lawn of green grass near some trees, playing with a toy firetruck.
Join Urban Design Forum and Capita for a breakfast discussion on greening and cooling New York’s schoolyards and playgrounds. 
The Forum is celebrating the conclusion of the Campaign for Courageous Leadership with a dinner for the campaign’s supporters.
Join us to celebrate the inaugural New City Critics cohort in a conversation on the future of urban criticism.


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