Special Projects

In addition to our annual programming, our special projects promote the role of urban design to the greater public.



What is the role of the critic and critical writing in shaping public conversation about the built environment?
What lessons can we learn from the Gowanus Neighborhood Plan to inspire future planning initiatives?
How will implementation of the city's strategic climate plan ensure equitable development over the next decade?
Cars in traffic line an elevated segment of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) in Brooklyn Heights, New York City.
How will deeper community partnerships and innovative design shape healthier, more connected neighborhoods around the BQE?
A photo of several brown, urban residential buildings in New York City.
Join us on 2/28 for breakfast and conversation on Governor Hochul’s New York Housing Compact with Annemarie Gray, Barika Williams, and James Lloyd. 
Join us on 1/25 for a conversation about the state of criticism on New York City’s built environment.


Posted — September 15, 2020
Posted — September 15, 2020
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Posted — September 14, 2020
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