Upcoming Events

Annual Benefit

Benefit for Public Space 2024

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 @ 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate Design Trust’s visionary work transforming New York City’s public spaces! 

Free!

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

"NYCHA’s Flowers" Photo Exhibit on View 6/18-7/18

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 – Thursday, July 18, 2024

DT Photo Urbanism Fellow Latricia Morgan explores the power of community for public housing residents in the Bronx

Free!

Public Space Potluck

Public Space Potluck at Smiling Hogshead Ranch

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 @ 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Join us for a community potluck at Smiling Hogshead Ranch with the Design Trust for Public Space and Long Island City Partnership!

Past Events

Public Presentations

APA NYM '23: Neighborhood Commons Panel

Friday, December 08, 2023 @ 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Join us at the American Planning Association NY Metro Chapter Annual Conference on December 8, 2023!

Free!

Public Presentations

Turnout NYC Panel: Building New Public Spaces for Artists

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 @ 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Join us at the Center for Architecture to learn more to learn more about leveraging public space to create equitable local arts access across the five boroughs.

Free!

Public Presentations

Storytime @ Watkins Public Space

Thursday, July 21, 2022 @ 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Join us for a story time with Danielle Fairbairn-Bland, author of “Nia’s Summer Vacation in the Caribbean,” a children’s book about family, and culture.

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 

Free!

Public Presentations

"Public for All" Winners Announcement

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 7:00 – 8:00 PM

What is the next frontier in public space design that is public for all?

Free!

Public Presentations

Under the Elevated: Fellows Perspectives

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Join the Design Trust on Thursday, July 9th to hear the Fellows' perspectives on the process and opportunities that led to our new publication, Under the Elevated: Reclaiming Space, Connecting Communities

Free!

Public Presentations

Under the Elevated Book Launch

Thursday, June 18, 2015 @ 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Please join us for the launch of our new publication, Under the Elevated: Reclaiming Space, Connecting Communities, on Thursday, June 18, 2015. 

Free!

Public Presentations

NYC Design Talks at The Cooper Union

Friday, May 15, 2015 @ 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Join us on Friday, May 15, 7:30 – 8:30 pm, as experts discuss the vast potential of underneath spaces at The Cooper Union as part of NYCxDesign.

Free!

Public Presentations

The World's Park Exhibition & Forum: "You Are Here"

Sunday, April 12, 2015 @ 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Join us on Sunday, April 12, at the Queens Museum for the opening of You Are Here: Creating a New Approach to Civic Participation in the World's Park, an exhibition featuring community-driven design concepts to improve access and circulation around and within Flushing Meadows Corona Park (FMCP).

Free!

Public Presentations

Who Owns the City?

Monday, September 29, 2014 @ 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Join us on Monday, September 29th at TrimLab where we’ll celebrate the launch of We Own the City: Enabling Community Practice in Architecture and Urban Planning, a book about the new era of community ownership of urban space including innovative case studies from all around the world.

Free!

Public Presentations

Announcement of The Energetic City Winners

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Join us on Wednesday, July 30th at the National Museum of the American Indian where we will announce the winning project proposals from The Energetic City RFP! 

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