Projects

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Lucid Project: Albany

A multiyear project supporting historically under-resourced communities in small and medium-sized cities.
Albany

Umbrella Project

Ongoing

Neighborhoods Now

In collaboration with the Urban Design Forum, Neighborhoods Now connects neighborhoods hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic with leading design firms.

Neighborhood Design Fellowship: Gowanus

Gowanus residents work toward the future they imagine for their community.
Brooklyn

Umbrella Project

Ongoing

Public Realm R&D

Surfacing the work of emerging designers and tests new strategies to bring people together in public space.

Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge

Van Alen Institute launched Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international design competition that aims to spark a new public conversation about New York City’s infrastructure.
Brooklyn

Van Alen Council Trips

The Van Alen Council is a invitation-only community of leading systems-thinkers spanning the design professions.

Keeping Current

Designing ways to adapt to sea level rise in Greater Miami.
Miami

Van Alen Sessions

A documentary series highlighting current debates about infrastructure.
Miami

Umbrella Project

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Van Alen Report

Van Alen Report gathers expert perspectives on subjects that are redefining society’s relationship to cities.