Design for Arrival

Our second class of Forefront Fellows spent the year talking with global scholars like Doug Saunders, and community organizations like New York Immigration Coalition, Make the Road New York, Asian-Americans for Equality, and Chinese-American Planning Council to explore how urban design can better serve immigrant communities.

We are pleased to publish their original design and policy proposals to empower emerging and historic immigrant neighborhoods in New York City. Congratulations to our Forefront Fellows for their hard work, and we look forward to their input in the Forum for years to come.


Economic Development ↓

Supporting Worker Co-ops in Sunset Park
Jennifer Bright, Rob Daurio, Armando Moritz-Chapelliquen, Cayce Pack, Giovania Tiarachristie


Housing ↓

Arrival House
Sreoshy Banerjea, Yuan Lai, Alison Von Glinow


Parks & Public Space ↓

The Co-Creation of Neighborhoods: Equipping Communities to lead the Planning Process
Nupur Chaudhury

Memory and Design Language in Establishing a Home
Kate Larsen

Inbetweeners: Young Adults, Immigrants and Public Spaces
Daphne Lundi


Regional Planning ↓

A Toolkit to Spatialize Immigrant Experiences
Ankita Chachra, Nse Esema, Jonathan Goldman, Matthew McMahon


Social Infrastructure ↓

Agency through Art
Juanli Carrión, Mariane Jang, Lakshman Kalasapudi, Eliza Montgomery, Audrey Wachs