Join Cindy Allen & Susan Chin @ the 2016 Benefit

Susan Chin | September 19, 2016

Don’t miss the opportunity to demonstrate your support for the Design Trust’s unparalleled work in revitalizing NYC’s shared spaces – streets, sidewalks, plazas, parks, and waterfronts.


Reenvisioning Spaces Below Elevated Subway Lines, Highways, and Bridges

Ozgur Gungor | September 16, 2016


The True Value of NYC's Garment District

Ozgur Gungor | September 7, 2016

Program Update

Lessons of Waterfront Resiliency

Maggie Berke | August 12, 2016


A Laboratory for Democracy

Ozgur Gungor | August 4, 2016

Call for Fellows

New Deadline to Apply for the 'Opening the Edge' Fellowships: August 8, 2016

Rosamond Fletcher | August 1, 2016

The Design Trust for Public Space, in partnership with New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), will award four fellowships in community organizing, landscape architecture, active design, and lighting design for Opening the Edge: Reimagining Green Space at Wald Houses.

Opening the Edge will create a prototype design for a lively public space at the edge of Wald Houses in the Lower East Side. The design will offer an engaging place for residents and strengthen connections with the broader community.


Do You #lovenewNYCtaxi?

Ozgur Gungor | July 19, 2016

Project Update

What Would Jane Jacobs Do?

July 15, 2016


Save the Date: 2016 Art+Design Benefit Auction on November 1

Susan Chin | July 6, 2016

Program Update

Is the City Giving Away Public Space to Landlords?

Maggie Berke | June 30, 2016

Call for Fellows

'Future Culture' Project Fellowships: Apply by July 5, 2016

Rosamond Fletcher | June 29, 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.

Event Recap

Art for Social Justice

Sam Holleran | June 10, 2016

Event Recap

How Can the Arts Be a Powerful Force in Staten Island?

Ozgur Gungor | June 1, 2016

Event Recap

MAKINGOODESIGN is Raising Awareness for Community-Centered Design

Ozgur Gungor | May 25, 2016

Event Recap

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

Event Recap

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

Event Recap

Urban Leaders Get Together

Susan Chin | March 2, 2016