The Forum and Institute for Urban Design Join Forces

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Forum for Urban Design and Institute for Urban Design have joined forces, effective March 13, 2014.

Our mission remains to gather the brightest minds of urban design and development to discuss the critical issues facing the contemporary city. With our newly strengthened membership, we look forward to energized debate around building dynamic, competitive, and cooperative cities.

There has never been a greater moment for our two organizations to come together. Last fall, the Institute garnered a Special Mention at the Venice Biennale for its exceptional exploration of small-scale urban interventions. And this spring, the Forum published forty of its fellows’ visionary proposals for renewed infrastructure and reinvigorated governance in New York City.

We are thrilled to build upon these successes as we initiate our first discussions as a unified organization. We hope you will join us in reaching new heights in support and celebration of urban design.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our Executive Directors Anne Guiney and Christopher Beardsley for their extraordinary commitment to bringing our organizations together. Anne will be joining as a Director Emerita, and Christopher will remain in the role of Executive Director. Please continue to contact him with your inquiries and interests.

Alexander Garvin, President of the Forum for Urban Design
Michael Sorkin, President of the Institute for Urban Design
March 13, 2014

Fellows’ Events & Exhibits: July 15-31, 2011

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Our friends at the Design Trust for Public Space will host one of their Public Space Potlucks at Barbara Wilks‘ Harlem Piers Park on 7/20 (pictured at left); Craig Dykers will participate in the Forum for Urban Design’s Next Urbanism discussion at Scandanavia House on 7/27; Ernie Hutton will moderate a panel on PlaNYC at the Center for Architecture on 7/29; and an exhibit of AIA Connecticut’s Design Awards winners, including work by Herbert Newman, will be on view in Clinton through 7/31.

Fellows’ Work on View: Fisher, Machado, Rice, Sauerbruch, Sheffer, Sorkin, Stigge, Wright

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Tonight (10/18) Lyn Rice will deliver the lecture “Everyday Rebel” at NJIT in Newark, NJ; Board Member Byron Stigge will speak at the Forum for Urban Design’s Eco-Cities event in Manhattan on 10/20; the October installment of Kenneth K. Fisher’s CityWide program on CUNY-TV premieres at 10:00 AM on 10/20; Board President Michael Sorkin will speak about his work on the US pavilion at the Venice Biennale at the Architectural League’s Workshopping New York on 10/20; Ethel Sheffer and Sheena Wright will both participate in panels during the Municipal Art Society’s Summit for New York City on 10/21-22; Rodolfo Machado’s Bowdoin Museum of Art renovation is included in the Maine Modern exhibition at the Storefront for Architecture in Portland, ME, now through 10/31; Mattias Sauerbruch’s winning design for the M9 Museum (pictured at left) will be on view in Venice along with the other competition entries now through 11/21.