Graphic design: Delcan & Co Studio. Photo: Liz Ligon

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

How do we design with and for all people in NYC? How can all users of public space participate in decision-making? How do we claim privately owned, virtual, or underused space as community assets? How does public space adapt as needs and communities change? How could public spaces be better managed and maintained for a more equitable and sustainable New York?

The public has spoken with an overwhelming response to the Design Trust's 2017 Call for Project Ideas—Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC. We've received a record number of proposals (105 total!) from community groups, city agencies, and individuals across the five boroughs that tackle those challenges.

Join us on Tuesday, July 11, from 7 to 8 pm, at the J.M. Kaplan Fund, as we announce the winners! Hear firsthand from them in a conversation with the jury moderated by the Design Trust executive director Susan Chin, and have an opportunity to ask your burning questions.

The Design Trust's collaborative project model connects the winners with a team of experts, Design Trust Fellows, and community collaborators. Together we will develop and execute these new projects for a more open NYC.

The space is limited. RSVP now.

Watch live the #PublicforAll winners announcement and panel conversation on the @UntappedCities Facebook page, starting at 7 pm on July 11!

The Public for All Jury

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Date and Time

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


J. M. Kaplan Fund


  • 71 West 23rd Street #903
    New York, NY 10010