Open Fellow Call:
Green Infrastructure Fellow for
Five Borough Farm Phase II
Posted: February 20, 2013
Deadline: March 28, 2013
The Design Trust seeks a landscape architect to serve as the Green Infrastructure Fellow
for Phase II of our Five Borough Farm project
, an ongoing project conducted in partnership with the NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation. The Green Infrastructure Fellow
will consider how hydrological strategies for City-owned vacant land can intersect with urban agriculture efforts and contribute to the resiliency of New York City.
Five Borough Farm Phase II
aims to make city-owned land available for new farms and gardens through a pilot application; provide farmers and gardeners witih a data collection toolkit; and connect the urban agriculture community with City officials and policymakers.
The Green Infrastructure Fellow
will work closely with the current Planning Fellows
of Five Borough Farm Phase II
, representatives of the Parks Department, and the Design Trust staff, who lead the fellow team and manage all aspects of the project.
• Identify areas of synergy between urban agriculture and green infrastructure, as well as areas of conflict
• Create a series of typological studies that take into account the varied hydrological conditions of vacant Parks sites that are being considered for urban agriculture
• Develop a plan that considers the role of vacant Parks sites in NYC's flood zones as part of a systematic citywide green infrastructure network and the potential for farms and gardens to participate in this network
• Produce drawings (plans, sections, details, maps, etc.) and a narrative to articulate this plan
• Outline realistic and feasible steps the City and other stakeholders could take to implement the green infrastructure plan
• Contribute writing to a final project publication describing the research process and findings
• Minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience
• Degree in Landscape Architecture or related field
• Knowledge of the functionality of hydrological systems is required
• Significant experience in graphically communicating and writing about complex issues for a broad public audience
• Experience working directly with, and presenting to, clients; experience with public-sector clients is preferred
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite is require; experience using CAD software is preferred.
• Fellow must be based in the New York City area
Role of the Fellow
Design Trust Fellows are leading professionals in their field and are selected based on their expertise, relevent experience, and outstanding qualifications. Fellows must have a demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively, as well as have direct experience producing deliverables similar to those outlined in the Fellow Description.
Design Trust projects require significant time commitments from Fellows: Fellows are expected to work with multiple stakeholders, develop implementable strategies and recommendations, attend all project meetings and related activities, and produce final deliverables. Design Trust Fellows receive a stipend, commensurate with prior experience and professional level.
How to Apply
Candidates should send a cover letter specifying this Fellowship title, a resume and a sample of relevant work as a single PDF document to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to apply is March 28, 2013.
Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.