Urban Design Forum and Downtown Brooklyn Partnership presented the Downtown Brooklyn Public Realm Action Plan with Regina Myer, Kai-Uwe Bergmann, and Claire Weisz.

Over the past decade, Downtown Brooklyn has seen enormous transformation. New residents have flocked to the area, Class A office spaces are coming online, and the neighborhood’s retail corridors continue to attract shoppers. Yet the pandemic has highlighted the dire need for more open space, green infrastructure, and streets designed for people in this growing mixed-use neighborhood.

Following the presentation, Siqi Zhu and Julia Day joined the discussion. How can we reclaim underutilized streets to adapt to changing uses and advance climate action?

Listen back below.


Guest Policy ↓

The Urban Design Forum promotes conversation between invited civic leaders, designers, developers and advocates. Our digital programming is open to the general public. Forum Fellows are encouraged to invite additional guests to participate. Learn more about becoming a Forum Fellow.


Partners ↓

This event is presented in partnership with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, a not-for-profit local development corporation that is tasked with supporting Downtown Brooklyn’s emergence as New York City’s center for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.