Van Alen Institute is a New York City-based independent nonprofit architectural organization, dedicated to improving design in the public realm.
Van Alen Institute collaborates with communities, scholars, policymakers, and professionals to develop inventive design competitions, public programs, and cross disciplinary research on local and global initiatives that investigate pressing social, cultural, and ecological challenges.
Organization: [Van Alen Institute](https://www.vanalen.org/projects/crossroads-conversations/)
Location: New York, NY
Image credit: [Van Alen Institute](https://www.vanalen.org/)
Presented at [IdeasCity New York](http://2017.ideas-city.org/event/2ezt9g089m8iUu2KAQQ8AE)