Following the 2016 election, we saw a nation profoundly divided on how to create a just society with opportunity for all. This division makes the issues like climate change and infrastructure that we tackle each day at Van Alen Institute all the more urgent. We will continue our 122-year history of asking incisive questions; connecting communities, designers, government officials, scholars, policy makers, and many other professionals; guiding collaborations toward implementation; and facilitating conversation in our work all around the country. Read more.
New York, NY 10010
As long-time advocates for the fundamental role of public space in cities, we are joining 12 New York City organizations to call Mayor Bill de Blasio’s attention to the importance of ensuring and expanding safe spaces for demonstration. Below is the letter that has been shared with the Mayor:
Every day in neighborhoods around the country, we see the impact of short-term fixes for long-term problems. The design professions must look further ahead, and work with other disciplines to envision a better and more sustainable future.
A Conversation with
Dr. Andrea Mechelli
“We wanted to tell stories about how important this housing has been to New York City by revisiting these projects and looking at them as real, living human communities.”