Our 2022 Forefront Fellowship identified new, actionable approaches to waste that support our health, climate and society.
New Loops, our seventh Forefront Fellowship, re-envisioned how we keep our city clean, offering new approaches to waste that support our health, climate and society.
Culminating a year of immersive research in partnership with New York City Department of Sanitation, Forefront Fellows developed a report and created original projects on increasing waste diversion at restaurants; fostering pathways to local circular jobs; investing in decentralized waste infrastructure; and reclaiming underutilized spaces for local community exchanges.
This report was co-authored by the Urban Design Forum’s 2022 Forefront Fellows. It does not represent the opinions of DSNY.
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In Phase II of the fellowship, the cohort worked in small teams to develop independent projects that offer tools for community members and city leaders to bring circular waste practices to our neighborhoods, buildings, and businesses.
Check out their projects and discover ways to implement circular waste practices in your own neighborhood: