Video Summary: In New York City and across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected communities of color. This crisis threatens to shutter small businesses and expand the racial wealth gap in neighborhoods that already lack access to resources and capital as a result of long-term structural inequity and racism. In response, the Urban Design Forum and Van Alen Institute launched Neighborhoods Now to channel pro bono resources from New York–based design firms into community-driven recovery strategies. From outdoor eateries to moderating lease negotiations to repurposing vacant space to getting the word out, this panel reviews the successes of Neighborhoods Now and imagines the post-pandemic applications for diverse and equitable neighborhoods across the country.
What makes one park high quality and another a disappointment? Across the country, cities as well as parks and recreation departments are seeking to articulate what “high quality” means. This report presents a framework for park quality that can help...
On the heels of City Council’s approval of the Greater Downtown Plan, ULI Alberta and the Calgary Downtown Association have gathered a diverse group of city-builders to share their perspectives on the plan, and map next steps.
ULI New York's Young Leaders Group and our ULI New York Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee virtually hosted April De Simone, Co-Founder of designing the WE (dtW). The discussion invited participants to learn the history of discriminatory real...