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Andrea Woodner, Founder of the Design Trust for Public Space, talks with Interior Design Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen about the Design Trust's 20-year impact on the people and places of NYC.
Made in Midtown study successfully retains fashion production in the heart of NYC
Unlocking the potential of NYC's public spaces
Our data collection toolkit enabled this farm to improve their youth education program.
Billed as "the largest tenant takeover of a federal housing project in the country."
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The Design Trust has a tremendous opportunity with the Mayor's focus on affordable housing and equitable public park development to contribute to widespread transformation in our city.
March 18, 2015
Andrea Woodner–a sculptor trained as an architect and a native New Yorker–has a vision for an organization that can transform the life of the city by connecting city agencies with the burgeoning design community. She names it "Design Trust for Public Space" to reflect the mission of bringing design expertise and design thinking to the public realm.
The South Jamaica Branch Library was the first building designed and constructed using the Design Trust's High Performance Building Guidelines.
The High Line is a derelict piece of urban infrastructure scheduled for demolition. Our feasibility study leads to the City's decision to preserve and transform the elevated railway into public open space.
Problems & Possibilities outlines practical
solutions to the chaotic conditions and traffic congestion plaguing Times
Square, spurring a radical transformation of the “Crossroads of the World.”
Garnering over 100,000 visitors in just 12 days, the Taxi 07 exhibit demonstrates to the world that it’s time to bring design innovation to New York City’s taxi fleet.
A new program of pop-up dinner parties in public space is born with the first "Public Space Potluck" in the center of Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn.
With our Made in Midtown study, we succeed in shifting the debate about the Garment District, resulting in the City's decision to put their plan to force garment production out of the District on hold.
Five Borough Farm: Seeding the Future of Urban Agriculture in New York City establishes the nation's first set of metrics to measure the benefits of urban agriculture and recommends ways to expand urban agriculture in NYC.
The first-ever list celebrating 100 national leaders and organizations working at the intersection of design and service includes the Design Trust at spot #13!