Shelter for All: Homelessness in New York City
In 2018-19, the Urban Design Forum’s Forefront Fellows investigated the homelessness crisis in New York City. This compilation presents the original design and policy proposals developed by the Fellows and accompanying interviews with subject-matter experts.
The Need for Public Bathrooms
As part of the 2018 Forefront Fellowship, Julie Chou, Kevin Gurley, and Bo Hong developed a booklet highlighting the importance of public bathrooms in the public realm.
Maintaining: Public Works in the Next New York
In 2017-18, we invited our Fellows and other experts to consider the question of maintaining New York City’s essential infrastructure: its open spaces, roadways, subway stations, public housing, commercial corridors, and green infrastructure.
Design for Arrival
We are pleased to publish our second class of Forefront Fellows’ original design and policy proposals to empower emerging and historic immigrant neighborhoods in New York City.
Onward: Mobility in the Next New York
In the fall of 2016, the Urban Design Forum invited its Fellows and experts to help us craft a vision for the future of mobility in New York City. Within these pages, you’ll find an inventory of imaginative thinking on what our city’s transportation landscape could be.
Next New York
During the spring of 2013, the Urban Design Forum invited distinguished civic leaders, developers and designers to pitch bold visions for a more competitive, livable and sustainable New York. The result was a collection of forty courageous proposals imagining rebuilt infrastructure, reformed government, and an animated public realm.
By the City/For the City
By the City/For the City is an index of ideas about the city centered on accessibility, beauty, connectivity, enjoyment, and social equity.