Catherine Betances | March 25, 2022
Photo description: Southward view from the boardwalk of Domino Park. The sun sets as it illuminates the silhouette of downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Williamsburg Bridge, and the beautiful East River.
The Design Trust Equitable Public Space Fellowship Program supports the next generation of urban designers, architects, landscape architects, and planners in contributing to complex public space challenges in our global city. Fellows have the opportunity to have a real impact on New York City’s public spaces through Design Trust projects, gaining public exposure and cross-sector experience. Below is a blog post written by our current EPS Fellow Catherine Betances reflecting on their independent research around Afrofuturism, memory, and waterways.
January 13, 2022
January 5, 2022
We believe arts organizations and artists in historically marginalized and underinvested neighborhoods are critical anchors in the city’s recovery and long-term health. Turnout NYC prioritizes these anchors and the audiences they serve.
Journee Harris | December 23, 2021
December 14, 2021
December 1, 2021
Design Trust for Public Space is a nonprofit organization which brings together city agencies, community organizations and private sector experts to make a lasting impact on how New Yorkers live, work and play.
Our current and upcoming: RFP: The Restorative City, a call for projects dedicated to exploring how public space and the built environment can advance health equity; Opening the Edge, a resident-led process to design a new public space at the Lillian Wald Houses; Neighborhood Commons, working with NYC Small Business Services to provide place-based organizations and small businesses the tools to recover as key community anchors; Turn Out NYC, a project increasing access to arts and culture in public spaces across the city, in partnership with SITU and the Mellon Foundation; and Alfresco NYC, a multi-stage, coalition-led effort to define the future of outdoor dining for New York City.
Claire Mondry | November 23, 2021
Journee Harris | November 8, 2021
Catherine Betances | September 28, 2021
Elana Ehrenberg | July 21, 2021
Elana Ehrenberg | May 28, 2021
We are now accepting submissions for the 2021-2022 Design Trust Equitable Public Space Fellowship Program. We will be selecting two Fellows to join the Design Trust team as full-time paid staff members for an intensive one-year fellowship to begin in September 2021 and end in September 2022. Fellows will become a part of the Design Trust community, interacting with project fellows, partners and collaborators.
The Equitable Public Space Fellowship is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Jasmin Tepale | May 3, 2021
Elana Ehrenberg | April 20, 2021
Elana Ehrenberg | March 31, 2021
Kimberly Mota | February 19, 2021
Elana Ehrenberg | January 29, 2021
The Design Trust for Public Space, in partnership with the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS), is now accepting submissions from photographers for the Neighborhood Commons Photo Urbanism Fellowship to focus on capturing the stories and culture of commercial corridors and small businesses. The application deadline is February 28, 2021.
November 18, 2020
Design Trust for Public Space and the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) have partnered to launch Neighborhood Commons: Plazas, Sidewalks & Beyond, a project that will explore opportunities to improve the current model of public space governance and programming. Working with Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), and local businesses, Design Trust and SBS will leverage public space initiatives surrounding commercial corridors to support local economies, develop representative place-based governance models for NYC streets as public space, and produce a guide of better practices for both the City’s and community partners’ stewardship of public spaces, grounded in dignity, inclusion, and neighborhood context, and responsive to the surrounding community’s aspirations, preferences, and needs.
August 31, 2020
August 31, 2020
August 6, 2020