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BlackSpace Urbanist Collective

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Our collective brings together planners, architects, artists, and designers as Black urbanists.

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BlackSpace Urbanist Collective

BlackSpace Urbanist Collective

Our collective brings together planners, architects, artists, and designers as Black urbanists.

Racial equity in urban planning reframes future mobility in US cities

Racial equity in urban planning reframes future mobility in US cities

Mobility advocates are spearheading a new discourse, which focuses on social justice and racial equity in urban planning rather than the built environment.

Poor and Black ‘Invisible Cyclists’ Need to be Part of Post-Pandemic Transport Planning Too

Poor and Black ‘Invisible Cyclists’ Need to be Part of Post-Pandemic Transport Planning Too

Editor’s note: this article originally appeared on The Conversation and is republished here with permission. As states and workplaces prepare to open up after the lockdown, many people are ...

UL Interview: Theaster Gates on Building Communities by Breaking Rules

UL Interview: Theaster Gates on Building Communities by Breaking Rules

Internationally acclaimed artist and urban planner Theaster Gates, whose rise to prominence began with his use of art and culture to revive underserved neighborhoods in his hometown of ...

Overselling utopia? The urbanist’s dilemma

Overselling utopia? The urbanist’s dilemma

Do we risk overselling smart growth, placemaking or other urbanist concepts today, without taking heed of social and market realities?

Urban rooms allow people to design their city's future

Urban rooms allow people to design their city's future

In urban rooms people can engage with a physical space to understand the past, present, and future of the city, say Tim Dixon and Lorraine Farrelly

Wayfinding a Planner’s Professional Practice

Wayfinding a Planner’s Professional Practice

Generalizing a bit, it’s been my experience that for people of color, our professional work in urban planning is often deeply personal to the point where it’s hard to draw lines that ...

Rewriting the Urban Planning Canon

Rewriting the Urban Planning Canon

A planning education that focuses solely on a few predominantly white heroic figures is incomplete and unethical.

Statement from CNCF General Manager Priyanka Sharma on the Black Lives Matter Movement

Statement from CNCF General Manager Priyanka Sharma on the Black Lives Matter Movement

CNCF stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and racial equality for all. As a foundation that serves a diverse, global ecosystem of members, we also stand in...

A Place for Entrepreneurialism

A Place for Entrepreneurialism

You might be surprised to hear, like I was, that other people will talk about how their city, and its design, has impacted them in personal and emotional ways.

Urban rooms: where people get to design their city’s future

Urban rooms: where people get to design their city’s future

Urban planning should be long-term and visionary, but the public must have a say, too – that's where urban rooms come in.

Defining the Future of Our Cities: Five Areas of Opportunity for a Post-Pandemic World

Defining the Future of Our Cities: Five Areas of Opportunity for a Post-Pandemic World

We are witnessing global disruption at an unprecedented scale. But if we can live though disruptions as a new normal, then we may emerge even stronger and more resilient as a community.

Urban Solutions: Are We Chasing Utopia?

Urban Solutions: Are We Chasing Utopia?

Generally speaking, the description of any Utopia that involves many details is apt to be an unconvincing way to present a principle which…

Can we build non-sexist and non-racist cities?

Can we build non-sexist and non-racist cities?

Can we redesign American cities to foster connection and a sense of community instead of prioritizing isolated, atomic family units?

Return on Creativity: An Arlington Asset – Urban Design Futures

Return on Creativity: An Arlington Asset – Urban Design Futures

What happens when you mash together a transportation futurist, an artist and an urban designer focused on kids? You get a preview of our Urban Design

2019 Class of Forefront Fellows

2019 Class of Forefront Fellows

Every year the Forum selects the next generation of urban leaders to investigate how design can address a social or political challenge facing New York City. This year's interdisciplinary ...

Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

Hester Street is seeking an experienced urban planner, designer and/or community development profess...

Science and Culture: Imagining a climate-change future, without the dystopia

Science and Culture: Imagining a climate-change future, without the dystopia

Most popular narratives about climate change are negative, playing off people’s anxieties. In the movie The Day After Tomorrow , a climate disaster precipitates the fall of civilization. ...

Diasporic Placemaking in Chattanooga: A Q&A with Courtney Knapp

Diasporic Placemaking in Chattanooga: A Q&A with Courtney Knapp

Can placemaking help a city come to terms with its past? Now, placemaking initiatives are taking histories of exclusion into account.