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Event - November 2020

Supporting NYC’s Immigrant Arts Ecosystem in a Time of Crisis

On December 11th, CUF will hold a forum to explore the growing role of immigrant artists in New York's cultural life, the impact of the COVID crisis on the immigrant arts ecosystem, and the longer-term challenges facing immigrant artists and immigrant-focused arts organizations across all five boroughs.

Event - November 2020

Encouraging and Supporting Low-Income Entrepreneurship in Manhattan

On November 18h, CUF held a virtual policy forum that explored the opportunity to increase the number of low-income entrepreneurs in Manhattan as a way to help those hardest hit by the pandemic to boost incomes and generate wealth.

Event - October 2020

9 ideas for building an opportunity agenda in New York

On October 27th, CUF held a virtual policy forum to explore concrete steps to create a bold new opportunity agenda. Nine policy ideas came out of the discussion, some of which will need federal action but others where New York policymakers can take the lead.

Event - October 2020

Boosting Incomes in Hard Times: Encouraging and Supporting Low-Income Entrepreneurship in Queens

On October 22nd, CUF held a virtual policy forum to explore whether low-income entrepreneurship should be among the strategies city policymakers pursue to help those hardest hit by the pandemic boost incomes and generate wealth, and to discuss what’s needed to support first-time entrepreneurs from low-income communities in Queens.

Event - October 2020

Stretching City Dollars: Reforming NYC’s Capital Construction Process for Libraries & Beyond

On October 8th, CUF held a virtual policy forum to discuss the progress the administration has made in improving the capital process and explore what city and state leaders can do now to maximize the impact of capital dollars in a time of fiscal crisis.

Event - September 2020

Encouraging and Supporting Low-Income Entrepreneurship in the Bronx

On September 24th, CUF held a virtual policy forum on how to ensure that more of the New Yorkers from low-income backgrounds who do turn to entrepreneurship have the tools and resources to succeed.

Event - September 2020

6 Ideas to Boost New York’s Hard-Hit Tourism Economy.

On September 9, the Center for an Urban Future held a virtual policy forum to explore what city leaders and policymakers can do to help New York City’s hard-hit tourism economy restart and get on the road to recovery.

Event - August 2020

Helping Small Businesses in Queens’ Hardest-Hit Neighborhoods Recover from the Pandemic

On August 12th, the Center for an Urban Future held a virtual policy forum to explore the ongoing challenges affecting small businesses in Queens' hardest-hit communities and put forward specific ideas to support a lasting recovery from the pandemic.

Event - July 2020

Relaunching NYC’s Economy: What Industries are Poised to Lead the Recovery?

On July 21st, the Center for an Urban Future held a virtual policy forum to discuss which industries are best positioned for growth coming out of the pandemic and how to best harness the city’s economic assets to spark an inclusive and lasting economic recovery.

Event - June 2020

7 ideas to help Brooklyn’s diverse businesses rebound

On June 24th, the Center for an Urban Future held a virtual policy forum to examine the specific challenges facing Brooklyn's immigrant- and minority-owned businesses and explore what can be done to help these entrepreneurs navigate the crisis and come back strong.

Event - May 2020

6 ideas to boost minority & immigrant-owned businesses in crisis

On May 28th, the Center for an Urban Future held a virtual policy forum to delve into the specific challenges facing immigrant and minority-owned businesses as a result of the pandemic, and explore what can be done to provide the greatest immediate support for these companies.

Event - April 2020

Ensuring an Inclusive Economic Recovery in NYC

On April 30th, the Center for an Urban Future held a virtual policy forum to explore what city and state policymakers should do this time around—following the coronavirus pandemic—to restart the city's economy in a more inclusive way, so that New Yorkers from all backgrounds are able to benefit as the city's economy moves forward.

Event - April 2020

Planning for the Recovery: Restarting NYC’s Economy in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic

On April 17th, the Center for an Urban Future held a virtual policy forum to discuss strategies, policies, and investments needed to reignite the city’s economy and how lessons from previous recessions should shape the city's recovery in 2020 and beyond.

Event - January 2020

Supporting New York State’s Booming Older Adult Population

On January 21st, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy symposium on what state and local policymakers should do to better support older New Yorkers and make New York a healthier and more supportive place to grow older.

Event - January 2020

Expanding and Improving Services for Older Adults in NYC

On January 13th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy forum that explored how to expand and improve older adult services in New York City.

Event - December 2019

The Opportunity to Expand Tech Apprenticeships in New York City

On December 10th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy forum that explored the opportunity to expand tech apprenticeships in New York City.

Event - September 2019

Are Creative Industries the Future of Middle Class Jobs in NYC?

On October 16th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy forum that explored the growing importance of the creative industries to New York’s economy.

Event - August 2019

Expanding College & Career Success

On August 1st, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy forum with California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley and CUNY Chancellor Félix Matos Rodriguez that examined recent community college reforms and their role in the economy.

Event - June 2019

Growing & Diversifying Brooklyn’s Innovation Economy

On June 21st, the Center for an Urban Future, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, DUMBO Improvement District, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, and Industry City, held the "Growing & Diversifying Brooklyn's Innovation Economy" forum.

Event - June 2019

Harnessing NYC’s Public Libraries to Support Immigrants

On Thursday, June 13, the Center for an Urban Future hosted a policy forum about how the city's libraries can strengthen and expand their already-significant immigrant-focused initiatives and explored whether libraries are well-positioned to play a stepped-up role in other critical areas, such as ensuring an accurate Census count.

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