Five neighborhood organizations will lead new projects to celebrate local cultures and histories in public space.
Posted — March 23, 2023
Read recent Field Reports from our New City Critics Fellows
Posted — November 16, 2022
Check out new projects by the 2021 Forefront Fellows.
Posted — August 18, 2022
Remembering Urban Design Forum's founder, Ann Ferebee.
Posted — July 13, 2022
Our citywide updates from our second cycle of Neighborhoods Now.
Posted — July 13, 2022
Urban Design Forum and The Architectural League of New York announce the inaugural Fellows of New City Critics.
Posted — May 26, 2022
Who should join our community as we enter a new chapter in New York City?
Posted — March 24, 2022
Supported by a grant from Wells Fargo, seven community-based teams will lead long-term recovery at the neighborhood scale
Posted — March 17, 2022
Hear from Miranda, our new Director of Member Engagement who's excited to reconnect with our network in the new year.
Posted — January 18, 2022
The Urban Design Forum joins the civic community in mourning the loss of Alex Garvin.
Posted — December 18, 2021
Bed-Stuy Gateway BID, Neighborhoods Now, and Wells Fargo Present Winter Wonderland 2.0, A Holiday Experience.
Posted — November 19, 2021
The New City Critics program aims to empower new, fearless, and diverse voices to challenge the ways we design, plan, and develop our cities.
Posted — November 2, 2021
Meet the 2021 Class of Forefront Fellows made up of designers, community planners, advocates, public health professionals and policy experts.
Posted — September 6, 2021
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.
Posted — June 7, 2021
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.
Posted — March 30, 2021
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.
Posted — March 22, 2021
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.
Posted — March 15, 2021
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.
Posted — February 18, 2021
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 […]
Posted — January 19, 2021
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 […]
Posted — November 12, 2020
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.
Posted — October 9, 2020
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.
Posted — September 15, 2020
The Urban Design Forum is excited to announce some new internal changes to our team!
Posted — August 18, 2020
Meet the 2020 Class of Forefront Fellows who will explore how to support minority- and women-owned businesses.
Posted — August 17, 2020