We are a member-powered organization of 1,000+ civic leaders committed to a more just future for our city.

Our Mission

Urban Design Forum connects and inspires New Yorkers to design, build and care for a better city. 

Our History

For over 40 years, we have shaped the conversation around the future of New York City and cities around the world.

Our People

Our team brings New Yorkers together to learn, debate, and design a vibrant city for all. 

Our Supporters

Our Director’s Circle and Company Members advise us on our programming, chair events, hold tours of recent projects, and more.

How We Work

Through convenings, neighborhood partnerships, policy innovation, and fellowships, we energize creative approaches to the challenges facing our city today.

Partner With Us

We welcome collaborations that amplify important conversations about the future of the city and enact meaningful change in New York City neighborhoods.