The IfUD produces several events each year, including private dinners and Breakfast Clubs for Fellows. Below is a directory of our public programming from the past several years.
The Institute for Urban Design has been selected to organize the US participation on the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, which will take place in the fall of 2012. In the open spirit of the theme, designers and urbanists are invited to participate in the research process. To learn more about submitting a project for consideration, please visit the link above.
From September 15-20, 2011, the IfUD celebrated the streetscapes, sidewalks, and public spaces at the heart of New York City life with a public festival that featured almost 40 events across New York City. In the months leading up to UDW, the IfUD collected more than 600 public ideas for civic improvement, and received 150 design responses to that crowdsourced public challenge through the By the City / For the City project.
On June 4, 2010, the IfUD hosted a symposium at the Cooper Union that centered on a discussion of the long-term planning challenges facing post-quake Haiti. The event featured luminaries from around the world, including Leslie Voltaire, head planner for the Haitian reconstruction effort.
On November 7, 2009, the IfUD gathered architects, planners, and politicians at the Cooper Union for a series of panels on the future of large-scale projects in New York City and beyond. The event included a keynote address by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.
On September 13, 2008, the IfUD launched the New York 2030 Notebook, a publication based on the proceedings from the New York \ 2030 event, at the Venice Biennale.
On November 17, 2007, the IfUD hosted a day-long symposium examining Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC 2030 sustainability plan for New York. The day included remarks by then-Bronx Borough President and future head of the White House Office of Urban Policy Adolfo Carrión.