Our fourth Forefront Fellowship explores how urban practitioners can advance climate justice principles across New York City.
In partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Resiliency, Fellows will survey neighborhoods, study buildings, interview local and international stakeholders, and produce creative research on mitigating heat. How can we retrofit buildings, improve open space, and strengthen social infrastructure to tackle the threat of extreme heat?
The Turning the Heat report emerges from the Urban Design Forum’s partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Resiliency to research how urban design can mitigate the impacts of extreme heat in New York City’s most heat-vulnerable neighborhoods.
The Urban Design Forum’s 2019 Forefront Fellowship, Turning the Heat, addressed ways how urban practitioners can advance climate justice principles across New York City.
Posted — December 3, 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.