We gather designers, planners, developers and civic leaders to debate the defining issues facing our cities.

The Urban Design Forum is an independent membership organization that advances bold solutions to urban challenges. Our Fellows are architects, landscape architects, planners, developers, public officials, scholars, activists, lawyers and journalists committed to building dynamic, equitable, and resilient cities around the world.

Based in New York City, we produce programs and publications that showcase creative approaches to:

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For nearly 40 years, the Urban Design Forum has shaped the conversation around the future of New York City and cities around the world. Through conferences, publications, and its network of Fellows, the Forum brings together leaders in the field of urban planning and design and energizes creative approaches to urban issues.
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Vice President, Programs
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Vice President, Nominations
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Daniel McPhee
Executive Director
Supporters ↓

The support of our Director’s Circle and corporate partners enables us to advance creative solutions to urban challenges in programs and publications throughout the year. We thank them for their continuing support.
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Contact ↓

Urban Design Forum
114 Bowery, Suite 301
New York, NY 10013
646 928 0550