Taylor LaFave

Grant Priester
creative director

Karen Otzen
deputy editor

Alana Tucker
director of fundraising + outreach

Dan Mihalov
director of distribution + finance

Rich Bunnell
managing editor of special projects


Volume 11 of Agora represents a variety of perspectives on the urban experience, the issues that urban inhabitants face, and creative ways to conceptualize cities for the shared benefit of all who inhabit them. Not only is this the first volume of Agora’s second decade, it is also the first since the new American president’s inauguration. Pieces in volume 11 cover topics such as residential integration, climate adaptation, public space, returning offenders, and the future of infrastructure, all of which are being challenged by the new administration’s urban perspective. In this trying time for planning, architecture, urban policy, and cities as a whole, public dialogue on topics such as these is more important than ever. In its eleventh year, Agora is committed to its founding goal to serve as a platform for that public dialogue.

Agora 11 was awarded the 2017 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals (Honorable Mention) by the Center for Architecture and AIA (New York Chapter).