our mission 

The Design Trust for Public Space is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the future of public space in New York City. Our projects bring together city agencies, community groups and private sector experts to make a lasting impact–through design–on how New Yorkers live, work and play. 

our values

The cultural and democratic life of the city depends on viable public space.

Design excellence is the minimum requirement for all public space.

Social justice and environmental sustainability must guide public space design. 

Rigorous engagement with all stakeholders plays a determining role in the quality of public space.

Cross-sector partnership is vital to achieving and sustaining long-term change.

Andrea Woodner on Founding the Design Trust from Design Trust for Public Space on Vimeo.