our mission 

The Design Trust for Public Space is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the future of public space in New York City. Our projects bring together city agencies, community groups and private sector experts to make a lasting impact–through design–on how New Yorkers live, work and play. 

our values

The cultural and democratic life of the city depends on viable public space.

Design excellence is the minimum requirement for all public space.

Social justice and environmental sustainability must guide public space design. 

Process plays a determining role in the quality of public space.

Public/private partnership is the only way to achieve these goals.