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

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Upcoming Events

What lessons can we learn from the Gowanus Neighborhood Plan to inspire future planning initiatives?
How can innovative coastline corridors address the need for public space and coastal resiliency?
Join the 2022-2023 Forefront Fellows to explore new approaches to waste that support our health, climate, and communities.
A person sits on a bench in a tranquil public park next to a river as a boat passes by.
How can trauma-informed public space design improve the mental health and wellbeing of all New Yorkers?
What is the role of the critic and critical writing in shaping public conversation about the built environment?
How can new waterfront access meet ecological needs and community priorities?
Join us for a special film screening and conversation with filmmaker Kate Levy and Neighborhoods Now partners.


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

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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.