Neighborhoods Now Summit: Day 1


Van Alen Institute
Urban Design Forum

Tuesday, Oct. 6
11:00am – 1:00pm


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Urban Design Forum and Van Alen Institute joined forces to launch Neighborhoods Now, an initiative connecting NYC neighborhoods hit hard by the pandemic with coalitions of architects, engineers, lawyers, planners, and community health experts. Together, they co-created safe and effective reopening strategies for the short- and long-term.

On October 6, Part 1 of the Summit convenes working groups based in KingsbridgeJackson Heights, and the Lower East Side to discuss their achievements, their goals for the future, and the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to recovery.

The Urban Design Forum and Van Alen Institute will also debut a digital toolkit, including actionable resources for city governments, community organizations, and design firms keen to take on similar projects.

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