Urban Vanguard

You’re a New Yorker. Make it matter.



The Urban Vanguard is the Historic Districts Council’s group of young professionals who believe New York’s future should include its past.

Membership is comprised of ascending professionals in the architectural, design, historic preservation, government, creative, tech, cultural and non-profit sectors. Participation provides unique experiences along with opportunities to be informed and a platform to take action.

In short: do stuff, learn things, save buildings!


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What You’ll Get:


Receive first hand information by meeting the officials and experts shaping the city’s future. Experience the history of New York by exploring places not open to the general public.


Build and strengthen your professional and personal networks by getting to know future leaders in social settings.


Receive breaking news on the future of our built environment along with insightful perspectives and thought provoking arguments. Attend our conferences, exhibits and events to better understand the city around you.


Don’t watch the news, make the news! Save buildings using our urgent actions alerts. Participate in rallies, fundraisers, press conferences and hearings with people who share your concerns.


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About Us

The Historic Districts Council (HDC) is the advocate for all of New York City's historic neighborhoods. HDC is the only organization in New York that works directly with people who care about our city's historic neighborhoods and buildings. We represent a constituency of over 500 local community organizations.

Contact Us

Historic Districts Council
232 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212) 614-9107
Fax: (212) 614-9127
E-mail: hdc@hdc.org

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