On June 23, candidates interested in the 2020 Forefront Fellowship, Cooperative Works, are welcome to attend a digital information session to learn more about the program.

Cooperative Works explores how to support minority-owned businesses and workers of color, expand worker cooperatives, and democratize economic resources to build a more inclusive economy.

In Phase I, Fellows will partner with the Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives and the Mayor’s Office of M/WBE to explore how to create economic opportunity for MWBEs and employee-owned businesses through climate investment, leveraging the new market for building energy retrofits created by Local Law 97.

In Phase II, Fellows will work in independent teams to investigate broader avenues for the design, planning, and development communities to advance an inclusive economic recovery.

At the information session, Urban Design Forum staff will discuss this year’s program topic and share more information on the hybrid digital and in-person format. Login details for Zoom will be emailed to registrants in advance of the conversation.

For a recording of the info session, please contact Katherine Sacco, katherine@urbandesignforum.org