Design Trust and NYC Department of Transportation's El-Space project represents the first comprehensive, citywide approach to planning, designing, and transforming the vast resource of space beneath and adjacent to elevated transportation infrastructure. 

The initiative considers "el-space" as an urban system to better manage land and built assets, improve pedestrian mobility and safety, foster environmental health, and link neighborhoods to jobs and amenities.

This session will demonstrate the potency in advancing new forms of design, spatial activation, and community engagement. Architects, designers, public sector professionals, and nonprofit and business leaders will gain valuable insights to apply back at the office and in other cities.

Moderated by Susan Chin, FAIA, Hon. ASLA, Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space


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Date and Time

Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:30 – 9:00 AM


The New School Tishman Auditorium


  • 63 5th Avenue
    New York, NY 10065


  • Registration to the AIA Conference is required.