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Event - May 2024

Reimagining NYC’s Retail Corridors in an Age of Hybrid Work & E-Commerce

On May 8th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy symposium focused on what New York can do to strengthen New York’s retail corridors at a time when hybrid work, e-commerce, and other challenges are creating new uncertainties.

Event - March 2024

Big Ideas to Help NYC Thrive in the Post-Pandemic Economy

On March 12th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy symposium that explored what’s needed to help New York build a stronger economy post-pandemic and stay ahead of emerging challenges that threaten to create long-term economic vulnerabilities.

Event - March 2024

Upstate’s Creative Spark: Harnessing the Arts to Boost Economic Vitality in Cities Across NY State

On March 5th, the Center for an Urban Future and Creatives Rebuild New York held a policy symposium that explored what’s needed to keep upstate’s creative spark going and bolster artists and cultural organizations in communities across upstate New York.

Event - February 2024

Helping More Manhattan Residents Access Tech Careers

On February 21st, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy symposium that explored how policymakers can help get more Manhattan residents on the path to technology-powered careers.

Event - February 2024

New Revenues to Support NYC’s Parks - 7 Takeaways from Our Forum

On February 7th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy forum that explored the opportunity to generate sustainable, recurring funding for New York’s parks and open spaces.

Event - January 2024

Helping More Brooklyn Residents Access Tech Careers

On January 11th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy forum that discussed what actions are needed to close the opportunity gap for tech careers in New York and bolster tech education and training infrastructure in Brooklyn.

Event - December 2023

Helping More Queens Residents Access Tech Careers

On December 11th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy forum that discussed what actions are needed to close the opportunity gap for tech careers in New York and bolster tech education and training infrastructure in Queens.

Event - November 2023

Helping Staten Islanders Access Tech Careers

On November 14th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy forum that discussed what actions are needed to close the opportunity gap for tech careers in New York and bolster tech education and training infrastructure in Staten Island.

Event - November 2023

Keeping NYC Competitive in an Age of Hybrid Work

On November 8th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy symposium that explored how city and state leaders can keep NYC competitive amid the rise of hybrid work and other fundamental economic shifts that have taken root and accelerated since the start of the pandemic.

Event - October 2023

2023 GALA

On October 25, 2023, CUF hosted its 2023 Gala at Tribeca Rooftop honoring Gregg Bishop, Ron Moelis, and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.

Event - October 2023

Helping Bronx Residents Access Tech Careers

On October 11th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy symposium to discuss what actions are needed to close the opportunity gap for tech careers in New York and bolster tech education and training infrastructure in the Bronx.

Event - June 2023

Sustaining NYC’s Entrepreneurial Boom: Helping the City’s Newest Businesses Succeed and Grow

On June 20th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy symposium that put forward specific steps that should be taken by city economic development officials, nonprofit small business assistance organizations, and philanthropy to ensure that a significant share of the city's new businesses prosper for many years to come.

Event - March 2023

Expanding Skills-Based Hiring in New York

On March 14th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy symposium that explored the opportunity to greatly expand the practice of skills-based hiring across New York City’s economy.

Event - November 2022

Expanding on CS4All: Bolstering Computing Education in NYC’s Schools

On November 17th, CUF held a forum to examine how to build on New York City’s successful Computer Science for All initiative and ensure far more young people are prepared with the foundational computational thinking and digital skills that make them stronger learners and problem solvers—and seed futures in computing.

Event - October 2022

2022 Gala

On October 26, 2022, CUF hosted its 2022 Gala at Tribeca Rooftop honoring Gerrard Bushell, Eric Gertler, Linda Johnson, and Accenture.

Event - October 2022

City of Aspiration: Ideas for Making Progress Towards a More Equitable NYC

On October 3rd, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy forum that advanced numerous concrete ideas for how New York policymakers can make progress towards a more equitable economy and fairer city.

Event - September 2022

Harnessing CUNY as a Launchpad into Tech Careers

On September 19th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy symposium that explored CUNY's enormous—but still largely untapped—potential to serve as a launchpad for New Yorkers of color into well-paying tech careers.

Event - August 2022

Strengthening NYC’s Human Services Nonprofits by Reducing Their Administrative Burden

On August 30th, the Center for an Urban Future and Human Services Council held a policy symposium that explored how New York policymakers can help strengthen and stabilize human services organizations by reducing the often excessive administrative and auditing burden on nonprofits.

Event - June 2022

Accelerating NYC’s Tourism Recovery

On June 29th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy symposium that explored other specific actions that city and state leaders, tourism agencies, and economic development officials could take to supercharge New York’s tourism recovery, ensure the economic benefits are widely shared, and lay the groundwork for a stronger tourism economy in the future.

Event - May 2022

The Role of Employers in Expanding Access to Good Jobs in NYC

On May 4th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy symposium that explored what’s needed to ensure that far more New York-based employers develop and scale up programs from internships and apprenticeships to skills-based hiring.

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