Design for Arrival (2017)

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?
Fellows ↓
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On April 18, MOIA Acting Commissioner Bitta Mostofi delivered a keynote address about the City's work to support immigrant neighborhoods, and Forefront Fellows presented their original policy proposals and design interventions to empower New York City's immigrant communities.
On February 26, Forefront Fellows Anktia Chachra, Nse Esema, Jonathan Goldman and Matt McMahon invited civic and community leaders for an evening program exploring immigrant issues and perspectives in the New York Metro region.
On January 16, Forefront Fellows Sreoshy Banerjea, Yuan Lai and Alison Von Glinow proposed a co-living housing model to support new immigrant arrivals in New York City.
On November 28, our Economic Development team organized an evening program exploring the value small businesses to new arrival immigrants, what the current developments in Sunset Park mean for its long-standing immigrants and how co-ops can be a tool for greater agency, ownership and stability.
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.
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We are pleased to publish our second class of Forefront Fellows' original design and policy proposals to empower emerging and historic immigrant neighborhoods in New York City.