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 Board of Directors, effective June 15.
The Urban Design Forum is excited to announce our 2020 Class of Forum Fellows! Our 82 new Fellows are civic leaders shaping dynamic, equitable, and resilient cities around the world. As we build a community of experts wrestling with today’s complex urban challenges, we strive to highlight their creative solutions and exemplary projects across our yearly programming.
Our team at the Urban Design Forum urges our members to condemn anti-Asian hate and stand in solidarity with New York City’s AAPI communities. As architects, planners and developers, we have a responsibility to understand how anti-Asian racism across our nation’s history has shaped our cities.
Urban Design Forum is pleased to announce their latest project, 21 Visions for 2021. This micro-website presents a bold built environment agenda, culminating over a year and a half of work by an interdisciplinary cohort of 46 Forum Fellows.
New community partners in Chinatown, East Village, and South Bronx collaborate with interdisciplinary experts on pandemic recovery. Since April 2020, the initiative has assisted more than 100 restaurants, small businesses, and cultural organizations.
Forumites, At the Urban Design Forum, our focus may be shaping City Hall rather than the Halls of Congress, but we believe our mission is to strengthen our democracy. Design is powerful: it not only shapes our everyday experience; it inspires people to strive for a healthier, happier and more just society. As we begin […]
Forumites, Last week, I cast my vote in a community center in East Williamsburg. I scanned the room and saw people of every age, race, gender, ability, and origin cooperating with and caring for one another. It was a moment that made me proud to be a New Yorker — proud of what we’ve built […]
The Urban Design Forum and Van Alen Institute today launched, a digital toolkit featuring more than 35 designs, guidelines, and strategies to aid safe reopening and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
On behalf of our team at the Urban Design Forum, we want to state that we support the Black Lives Matter movement in confronting police brutality and affirming the dignity and safety of our Black neighbors. We stand in solidarity with the demonstrators, and entreat our elected officials to listen and act on their demands.
Over the last few weeks, our team of four has been working on a plan to mobilize our community to assist with the reopening and recovery of our city. Though we learn new information every day, we are not sitting still.