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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.
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Our 2019 Fellows developed original design and policy proposals on creating circular economic and sustainable models in NYC, developing community resiliency within NYCHA housing, factoring design into preventative care, and establishing a climate first approach to housing.
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Libreria Barco de Papel is a nonprofit bookstore and cultural center mere footsteps from the bustling Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, Queens. Founded in 2003, it is now the last Spanish-language bookstore left in New York City and is a beloved cultural hub in the neighborhood. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Barco de Papel has faced More
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Urban Design Forum is pleased to announce that WIP Collaborative is the winner of Care for Hudson Square, a recovery initiative in partnership with Hudson Square Properties and Hudson Square Business Improvement District. Over the summer, the Urban Design Forum joined forces with Hudson Square Properties and Hudson Square BID to launch Care for Hudson More
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The Urban Design Forum interviews Rebecca Lurie, Coordinator of the Community & Worker Ownership Project at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, on building infrastructure for small cooperatives and opportunities to strengthen the cooperative movement in the construction industry.
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The Urban Design Forum interviews Stephanie Carlisle, Senior Researcher at the Carbon Leadership Forum and former Principal at KieranTimberlake, on the role of embodied carbon in achieving climate goals and how to make high-performance buildings the standard for all projects.
City Life After Coronavirus
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In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Urban Design Forum launched City Life After Coronavirus, a digital program convening Fellows and international experts to document global responses to the current crisis and to strategize a road to recovery for New York City. In April, we released a Call for Ideas to our network soliciting a More
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Responses Continued ↓ A Blueprint for Shared Summer Streets in Hudson by Liz McEnaney, Anna Dietzsch, and Kaja Kühl Distance Dining: A Reopening Toolkit by Tiya Gordon Integrating Social Distancing into Street Planning by Catherine McVay, Patrick Kennell, Kate Ascher, and John Messengale Exploring the Role of Parks as Community Recovery & Resilience by Victoria More
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In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Urban Design Forum launched City Life After Coronavirus, a digital program convening Fellows and international experts to document global responses to the current crisis and to strategize a road to recovery for New York City. In April, we released a Call for Ideas to our network soliciting a More
City Life After Coronavirus
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In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Urban Design Forum launched City Life After Coronavirus, a digital program convening Fellows and international experts to document global responses to the current crisis and to strategize a road to recovery for New York City. In April, we released a Call for Ideas to our network soliciting a More
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Responses Continued ↓ Building a Resilient New York City by Carlos Arnaiz, Peter G. Rowe, and Gaby San Roman Microcosm: Creating Decentralized and Resilient Food Systems by Nikita K In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Urban Design Forum launched City Life After Coronavirus, a digital program convening Fellows and international experts to document global More
City Life After Coronavirus
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In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Urban Design Forum launched City Life After Coronavirus, a digital program convening Fellows and international experts to document global responses to the current crisis and to strategize a road to recovery for New York City. In April, we released a Call for Ideas to our network soliciting a More
City Life After Coronavirus
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In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Urban Design Forum launched City Life After Coronavirus, a digital program convening Fellows and international experts to document global responses to the current crisis and to strategize a road to recovery for New York City. In April, we released a Call for Ideas to our network soliciting a More
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Responses Continued ↓ Rethinking Urban Policy as Pandemic Recovery by Rose Florian Rodríguez and Jose Pablo Fuentes Rojas Envisioning a Recovery That Can Shape New and Urgent Action to Slow Climate Change by Jennifer Pehr Redesigning Togetherness: Reflections and Predictions for Cities by Daniel Vasini and Jack Oliver Petch In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, More
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Responses Continued ↓ People over Property: Affordable Housing as the Cornerstone of Systemic Change by Deborah Morris The Housing Livability Index: Questioning the NYC Housing Market by Ankita Nalavade An Analysis of COVID Impact Based on Location by Elliot Scarangello In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Urban Design Forum launched City Life After Coronavirus, More
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What is the value of design in shelters? When is good design not enough? How can we create design guidelines that improve the lives of residents and staff, not burden them? And as urbanists, should we focus our energies on addressing today’s crisis, or long-term solutions to house the most vulnerable?
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This compilation presents the work completed by the Urban Design Forum in 2018-19 addressing the recent homelessness crisis in New York City.
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It will take the effort of each of us to eliminate homelessness. But we must use our money, power, and positions in society to provide a platform for those directly impacted to lead the way.
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The Urban Design Forum interviews Mark Chambers, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, on the City’s efforts to implement Local Law 97, expanding the tent of climate resistance, and prioritizing environmental justice communities in the vision for a greener future.
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From installing temporary shading on public housing to naming heat waves, these posters feature proposals that explore the role buildings can play in advancing heat resiliency and aim to prioritize low-income communities and communities of color that are disproportionately at risk from the threat of extreme heat.
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Urban Design Forum Executive Director Daniel McPhee sits down with Duncan Pescod, Chief Executive Officer of WKCD, for a wide-ranging discussion about the project’s financing and design, extensive public engagement efforts, and the future of WKCD in light of recent protest movements in Hong Kong.
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In 2018-2019, the Urban Design Forum gathered its Fellows and other experts to consider how New York City can use creative zoning, investments in the public realm, and new infrastructure to enhance economic outcomes for all.
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The most daunting challenge facing our city today is not what to build, but what to restore.
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In a moment of increased political complexity for immigrant communities in the United States, a certain type of response to protect and support immigrant communities better is also increasing: worker cooperatives.
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In the form of a stabilized, community-based, shared living environment, CO-LIVE has the ability to positively address the housing challenges faced by immigrants upon their arrival, while effectively increase housing supply and choices.
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How we use public space is personal. Where we decide to sit, play, and congregate, is largely driven by how a space makes us feel and whether we feel welcome. Creating inclusive public spaces means designing spaces that meet the needs of a variety of people.
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Immigrant dispersion and suburbanization presents new challenges, as immigrants may be less likely to form critical masses for social support and political power, and small municipalities may be less capable to address immigrant needs.
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In almost every locality, the arts are a means for new immigrants to express themselves in a way that is already familiar to them, in a new city that is far from home, and feel ownership, pride and a sense of agency.
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Three Forefront Fellows write on the current lack of public transit in Red Hook, Brooklyn and propose new ways for the City to utilize emerging technologies to improve neighborhood accessibility.
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Ken Greenberg argues cross-sector collaboration is essential as we re-invent our cities' economic bases, retool our infrastructure, expand our cultural sectors, and plan for an aging population.
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William Fain offers lessons that Los Angeles can teach on urban living today. Despite its sprawling and suburban reputation, its brand of urbanism may be influencing cities around the world as much as its older, Eastern US counterparts.
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Christopher Beardsley sat down with Kathryn Gustafson, Rob Rogers, Marion Weiss, and Skip Graffam to discuss their visions for renewing the National Mall.
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While the Museum of the City of New York celebrates 200 years of the Manhattan grid in its current retrospective, Stanton Eckstut recalls how he did things differently in Battery Park City.
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Diana Balmori shares her recent work in Sejong, Korea and New York City and reflects on our changing understanding of urban nature.
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Will a tech campus accomplish just what Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s 1969 plan could not—endow the island with an identity beyond a clever housing scheme and integrate it into the everyday lives of New Yorkers?
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Urban design was charged with elevated responsibility as the towers tragically fell on September 11, 2001. Ten years later, Vishaan Chakrabarti, Alex Garvin, and Peter Walker reflect on the Ground Zero's reconstruction.