December 2016|Times Ledger
The Parks Department, the Design Trust for Public Space and the Queens Museum selected 23 residents from ages 15 to 70, with origins in 12 countries, speaking eight languages, from Flushing, Corona, Kew Garden Hills and other neighborhoods to form Community Design School.
From Shanghai to Detroit, advocates are mapping the urban-agriculture landscape — highlighting the existence of vacant lots and 'food desert' neighbourhoods ripe for transformation. Often, this enables farmers to network, discuss shared concerns and advocate. A model is New York City's Five Borough Farm, a project of the Design Trust for Public Space.
December 2016|Meeting of the Minds
Staten Island’s North Shore is changing at an incredible pace; yet how do we ensure that the creative and cultural sectors have a role in and are connected to this transformation?
December 2016|Oculus Magazine
On some projects, public agency networks can be complicated, and an external non-profit can be a catalyst. "We're a bridge between such multiheaded, complex agencies, getting different divisions to talk to each other," says Design Trust for Public Space Executive Director Susan Chin.
November 2016|Smart Magazine
Five Borough Farm – urban farming, New York City, USA.
Back in the mid-1990s, New York City already experienced the first tentative tendrils of what would later grow into a major global movement: urban gardening. These city gardens not only help raise lettuce and tomatoes, but also entire communities, turning allotments into fertile ground for a more conscious approach to life.
November 2016|NYCHA Journal
Wald Houses Resident [and Design Trust Fellow] Destiny Mata is a professional freelance photographer who’s capturing the lives and stories of her neighbors through her camera’s lens. She spoke with the Journal about her path to becoming a photographer and what inspires her as a documentarian and artist.
October 2016|Crain's New York Business
September 2016|Fast Company
August 2016|Staten Island Advance
August 2016|The Architect's Newspaper
August 2016|New Theory