Neighborhoods Now: Strategies for Reopening and Recovery

October 6, 2020


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Urban Design Forum and Van Alen Institute joined forces to launch Neighborhoods Now, an initiative connecting NYC neighborhoods hit hard by the pandemic with coalitions of architects, engineers, lawyers, planners, and community health experts. Together, they co-created safe and effective reopening strategies for the short- and long-term. This summit convened the Neighborhoods Now working groups to discuss their achievements, their goals for the future, and the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to recovery.

October 6 Presenters

82nd Street Partnership

Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition (NWBCCC)

Fourth Arts Block

October 7 Presenters

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Bed-Stuy Gateway BID

Community League of the Heights (CLOTH)

University Neighborhood Housing Program

Cooper Square Committee