Design for Arrival

Our second Forefront Fellowship explores how urban design can strengthen historic and emerging immigrant communities in New York City. What is the role of cities in attracting and protecting new immigrant communities? What innovative design solutions offer greater affordable housing for new immigrant families? How can the design of the built environment foster greater immigrant entrepreneurship?
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On August 18, our Forefront Fellows went on a retreat to Newburgh meet with local community leaders and city officials, and discuss challenges facing the city's immigrant communities.
On July 18, our Forefront Fellows met for the second event of the Fellowship to explore design projects that aim to foster agency and the integration of migrant communities in urban spaces.
On June 20, for the first Forefront roundtable of the year, we were joined by Doug Saunders, author of Arrival City, which inspired the German Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale and this year's Forefront program theme, and Max Hadler, Senior Health Advocacy Manager for the New York Immigration Coalition.
On May 23 the Forum welcomed our newest class of Forefront Fellows at the Museum of Chinese in America for orientation as they begin exploring how urban design can empower immigrant communities.