Work Force (2018)

Building an equitable economy in New York City requires a groundbreaking approach to urban design. The Forum invites you to advance designs, policy initiatives and creative financing ideas focused on the evolving economy. How can we use creative zoning, investment in the public realm, and new infrastructure to enhance economic outcomes for all?
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Factoring In

Event ▻ Work Force (2018)
On May 29, we hosted a debate on the future of industrial zones in New York City with Andrew Chung, Armando Moritz-Chapelliquen, Toby Moskovits and Toby Sheppard Bloch.

Night Shift

Event ▻ Work Force (2018)
On December 12, we hosted a roundtable conversation with the new NYC Nightlife Mayor Ariel Palitz, Danny Pearlstein, Leni Schwendinger, Andreina Seijas, and Luc Wilson on designing an inclusive and equitable night realm.
On November 29, Fellows enjoyed breakfast and a tour of 25 Kent with architects Joseph Brancato and Anne-Sophie Hall, and developers Jeff Fronek and Toby Moskovits.
On November 8, Lena Afridi, Andrew Deitchman, David Gilford, Larisa Ortiz and Eldon Scott shared their proposals for strengthening small businesses and designing the retail experience with SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop.
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Justice for All

Proposal ▻ Work Force (2018)
The community-focused approach of coworking can benefit justice design for a better inmate, visitor, and neighborhood experience.
City governments should advocate for nighttime cultural and commercial spaces by actively managing the urban night through regulation, design and infrastructure.
By combining a new approach to vertical manufacturing and integrating valuable public space and amenities, multi-modal transit and streetscapes, the Brooklyn Navy Yard is positioned to become a new model of urban industrial campus.