Our third Forefront Fellowship explores how we can design shelters, intake centers and supportive housing to turn the tide on homelessness in New York City.
In partnership with the New York City Department of Homeless Services and AIA New York, Fellows will visit shelters, interview stakeholders and draft guidelines. How can we use programming and design to transform these places into community assets?
Public bathrooms are a basic need, public health concern, human rights concern, and quality of life concern. We propose a series of creative legislative, funding and management strategies for the City of New York to create more public bathrooms.
New York City’s open spaces should protect the dignity and human rights of people experiencing homelessness; connect those living on the streets with the resources they need; and welcome them without excluding other New Yorkers.
The subconscious interplay between dehumanization, stigmatization, and our negative perceptions of the oppressed in our society must be exposed and eliminated.
Posted — July 24, 2020
Forefront is an annual professional fellowship dedicated to cultivating emerging leaders in urban design, development, policy, and advocacy. Each year, an interdisciplinary cohort of 25 Forefront Fellows investigates how design can address a social or political challenge facing New York City. Forefront is grounded in an equity-based approach to urban design, which shapes the composition of each cohort, the selection of program theme, and the ethos of the program.