Ryan Gilliam, Executive Director of Fourth Arts Block (FAB) discusses the organizations history and their new partnerships with Marvel, SHoP, and Buro Happold to create tailored to needs of smaller performing arts organizations, including ways to participate in New York City’s Open Culture program.
Ian Gray-Stack, Director of Community Organizing at Banana Kelly, discusses their team's plan to reactivate community gardens, allowing for safe outdoor activities and services that address neighborhood needs.
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This fall, Streets Ahead is convening interdisciplinary Working Groups made up of our Forum Fellows to advance a set of visionary proposals and tools for a more vibrant, equitable streetscape. Each Working Group will focus on one of five key lenses: Commerce, Care, Climate, Culture, and Continuity. Made up of designers, arborists, advocates, and community More
Each year the Forum selects a diverse cohort of emerging leaders in urban design, development, policy, and advocacy to investigate how design can address a social or political challenge facing New York City. This year’s interdisciplinary cohort will explore how to foster food equity in every New York City neighborhood through the built environment. Made up of More
About Neighborhoods Now In collaboration with the Urban Design Forum, Neighborhoods Now connects neighborhoods hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic with leading design firms. In Bed-Stuy, Jackson Heights, Kingsbridge, and Washington Heights, these working groups are collaborating to develop safe and effective reopening strategies. The outcomes are a set of design recommendations, prototypes, and installations empowering More
Jamie von Klemperer to Become Chair; Margaret Newman to Become President. New York, NY – The Urban Design Forum, an independent membership organization convening civic leaders to debate urban affairs, announced today that James (“Jamie”) von Klemperer had been elected chair of the Board of Directors and Margaret Newman had been elected president of the More
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