We Own the City cover

Design: Chris Knox (CITIES)

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.

Following an introduction of the book by one of its editors Francesca Miazzo, Design Trust executive director Susan Chin will speak about Design Trust’s contribution to the publication on the section about NYC. Design Trust laid out the case study about the ‘inclusive stakeholder approach’ in building Manufacture New York, a fashion incubator and factory with the mission to provide independent designers with the necessary support and resources to streamline their production process.

Rob Sanchez, Chief Strategy Officer of Manufacture New York, will further elaborate on how his initiative has transformed local manufacturing into an affordable, innovative and sustainable option for all fashion designers.

The presentations will be followed by a brief Q&A session with the audience, and refreshments will be served courtesy of Manufacture New York. The copies of the book will be available for sale at the event!

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Date and Time

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




  • 252 West 37th Street
    New York, NY 10018