Shelter for All (2018)

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?
Fellows ↓
Events ↓
On April 16, we were joined by Commissioner Steven Banks and the 2018 Forefront Fellows to present original ideas on addressing New York City’s homelessness crisis.
On September 18th, our Forefront Fellows launched the second phase of their year-long inquiry on homelessness with a workshop on their team projects.
Proposals ↓
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.
Publications ↓
In 2018-19, the Urban Design Forum’s Forefront Fellows investigated the homelessness crisis in New York City. This compilation presents the original design and policy proposals developed by the Fellows and accompanying interviews with subject-matter experts.