Event Recap

MAKINGOODESIGN is Raising Awareness for Community-Centered Design

Ozgur Gungor | May 25, 2016

On Wednesday May 11th, the American Institute of Architects' (AIANY) Emerging New York Architects (ENYA), Design With Benefits, and Design Trust For Public Space celebrated New York City innovators using design for social good at the 3rd annual MAKINGOODESIGN Awards Party. All proceeds from the event will support the Design Trust initiatives to make a lasting impact on how New Yorkers live, work, and play.

Call for Fellows

Future Culture: Apply for Fellowships in Participatory Art, Urban Design, Policy, Graphic Design

Rosamond Fletcher | May 24, 2016

The Design Trust for Public Space, in partnership with Staten Island Arts will award four fellowships in participatory art, urban design, policy and graphic design for Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront.

Future Culture will experiment with ways for local artists and community members, area developers, and city agencies to engage in planning Staten Island’s North Shore waterfront together, resulting in a cultural plan and public art pilots. This project has the participation and support of NYC Economic Development Corporation and area developers including BFC Partners, IronstateNew York Wheel, and Triangle Equities.

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How Is That Storefront Next to Mine Going to Look?

Ozgur Gungor | May 18, 2016


New Bill for Truly Public Plazas

Susan Chin | April 5, 2016

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All Abuzz Under the Gardiner

Susan Chin | March 21, 2016

Call for Fellows

Call for Equitable Public Space Fellowship

Susan Chin | March 16, 2016

We announce the creation of the Equitable Public Space Fellowship Program to support the next generation of urban designers, architects, landscape architects, and planners in contributing to complex public space challenges in our global city. As the inaugural Fellow, the Public Space Fellow at the Design Trust will join our team for an intensive one-year fellowship to begin in June 2016, and end in July 2017. 

Project Update

Value of Storefronts and the Importance of Their Design

Ozgur Gungor | March 9, 2016

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Urban Leaders Get Together

Susan Chin | March 2, 2016

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People Have Great Ideas If You Let Them Talk

Ozgur Gungor | February 17, 2016

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Public Space Lovers Gather for New Year's Celebration

Martha Snow | February 9, 2016

Call for Fellows

Call for Photo Urbanism Fellowship

Rosamond Fletcher | January 12, 2016

We are now accepting submissions for the Future Culture Photo Urbanism Fellowship, in partnership with Staten Island Arts and the Alice Austen House, to focus on the cultural community of Staten Island’s North Shore in a time of transformation.


Welcome Our Board Chair Eric Rothman

Susan Chin | January 11, 2016


Design Trust Won The Olmsted Medal

Ozgur Gungor | November 17, 2015

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Building a Campus for the Community

Ozgur Gungor | November 4, 2015

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Why Measure How Much Food You Grow?

Sheryll Durrant | October 27, 2015

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"Under the Elevated" in Open House New York

Joseph Huennekens | October 20, 2015

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"Under the Elevated" in Philadelphia

Joseph Huennekens | October 16, 2015

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20th Anniversary: The Best Year Ever!

Ozgur Gungor | October 15, 2015


20/20 Public Space Champions: Meet the Design Trust's Founding Board

Megan Canning | October 13, 2015


20/20 Public Space Champions: Meet Deborah Marton

Megan Canning | October 12, 2015