For the first time since the mass production of the automobile began, our streets and sidewalks have become a contested territory. New transportation technologies, paired with the collapse of public investment, have made this a pivotal moment to question the future of mobility in New York.

This year the Urban Design Forum published Onward: Mobility in the Next New York, an inventory of 40 new ideas for our roads, rails, and river crossings. Edited by Daniel McPhee, the book is a directory of our city’s most creative designers, public heroes, pioneering technologists, and grassroots organizers eager to animate our public realm and blaze new trails for isolated communities.

The Urban Design Forum and the Institute for Public Knowledge launched Onward, featuring contributing authors Shin-pei Tsay, Rebecca Bailin, and Jeffrey Shumaker in conversation with Greg Lindsay and moderated by editor Daniel McPhee.


Guest Policy ↓

The Urban Design Forum promotes conversation between invited civic leaders, designers, developers and advocates. This event is open to Forum Fellows and the public.


About Onward ↓

In the fall of 2016, the Urban Design Forum invited its Fellows and experts to help us craft a vision for the future of mobility in New York City. Within these pages, you’ll find an inventory of imaginative thinking on what our city’s transportation landscape could be.

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Event Partners ↓

The Urban Design Forum is pleased to partner with the Institute for Public Knowledge and the Gehl Institute for the launch of Onward.