Past Events

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Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Restorative City: In Conversation

Thursday, October 14, 2021 @ 5:00 – 6:00 PM

A speaker series that takes you on a deep dive into this year's RFP theme for a discussion on how health equity is shaped by the built environment.

Free!

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Restorative City: In Conversation

Thursday, August 05, 2021 @ 5:00 – 6:00 PM

A speaker series that takes you on a deep dive into this year's RFP theme for a discussion on how health equity is shaped by the built environment.

Free!

Equitable Public Space Fellowship Virtual Info Session

Equitable Public Space Fellowship 2021 Info Session

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM

On Tuesday, June 22nd from 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST, Design Trust will be hosting a virtual info session for all prospective applicants, including a quick overview of the Fellowship, eligibility and application process, followed by a Q&A  on everything from the Design Trust projects, to what to expect from this year-long fellowship. 

To join the session, RSVP to programs@designtrust.org along with any questions you might have. 


Annual Benefit

2021 Annual Benefit

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Join us virtually on Tuesday, June 15th to celebrate this year's Public Space Leadership Honorees:

Tickets are on sale now - click here to buy yours today. You won't want to miss this special event!
Free!

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Restorative City: In Conversation

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 @ 5:00 – 6:00 PM

A speaker series that takes you on a deep dive into this year's RFP theme for a discussion on how health equity is shaped by the built environment.

Free!

Workshops & Forums

RFP Restorative City Information Workshops

Monday, May 03, 2021 – Friday, May 14, 2021

Interested in learning more about the 2021 Restorative City RFP?

Free!

Equitable Public Space Fellowship Virtual Info Session

Equitable Public Space Fellowship Virtual Info Session

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM

On Wednesday, April 15th from 12:00- 1:00 PM EST, Design Trust will be hosting a virtual info session for all prospective applicants, including a quick overview of the Fellowship, eligibility and application process, followed by a Q&A  on everything from the Design Trust projects, to what to expect from this year-long fellowship. 

To join the session, RSVP to sbehrooz@designtrust.org along with any questions you might have. 

Free!

Public Presentations

New York City Public Space Presentation by Samira Behrooz

Friday, April 03, 2020 @ 12:00 – 2:00 PM

The Public Space Research Group (PSRG) was founded in 1995 by Professor Setha Low and doctoral students at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), within the Center for Human Environments. In this Zoom webinar, Design Trust's Director of Programs, Samira Behrooz will talk about the organization's unique model, including few current and completed projects followed by a discussion. Join us to learn more about the Design Trust’s work and discuss how iterative engagement and cross-sector partnership could lead to systemic change.

Public Presentations

Download the El-Space Toolkit

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 @ 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Join Design Trust for Public Space and the NYC Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) to celebrate the launch of the El-Space Toolkit. The 11 case studies across North America featured in the Toolkit demonstrate approaches to various typologies of el-space from linear pathways to crossings to commercial corridors or market spaces, highlighting the range of potential of el-space from enhanced infrastructure to destination parks to trails. Download toolkit 

Design Trust Council

Hard-hat tour of Moynihan Train Hall

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Join the Design Trust Council on a behind-the-scenes tour of Moynihan Train Hall. Now in the final stage of construction, the project has transformed the historic James A. Farley Post Office into a new concourse for Penn Station, NYC's busiest transit hub. 

Annual Benefit

2019 Annual Benefit

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 @ 6:00 – 9:00 PM

On November 5th enjoy breathtaking views, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, connecting with your friends and colleagues and celebrate our 2019 Public Space Honorees:

  • Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, for her enduring and inspirational leadership.

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Design Trust Council

Explore the Vessel at Hudson Yards

Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Join the Design Trust Council on a tour of the Vessel, a newly launched interactive art piece imagined by Heatherwick Studio. In addition to exploring the new public space, we will consider how New Yorkers' reception of this project may impact the future of public space in NYC. 

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