Streets Ahead: Five Routes to a Thriving City

(May 17, 2022—New York City) – Urban Design Forum is pleased to release Streets Ahead: Five Routes to a Thriving City.

Created in collaboration with Working Groups of nearly 50 New Yorkers, these ideas envision New York’s streets through the lenses of CommerceCultureClimateCare and Continuity to inspire our City to think big for the future of our streets. This platform is meant to serve as a hopeful provocation and a tool to work together to achieve the city we want to live in. Join us in imagining the future of New York’s streets and in charting the path forward.

Five Routes


Streets can help revitalize our city’s small business community and support the economic recovery of the city.


Streets can support cultural expression and creative activation.


Streets can help New York City confront the climate crisis.


Streets can center safety, care, and healing for New Yorkers of all ages, races, and abilities.


Streets can build connected communities.