The Design Trust believes that public/private partnerships are the most effective way to advance the quality of our public realm. We will not undertake a project unless the city agency or community group best situated to implement the designs and plans we develop is involved from the very beginning.

Call for Project Proposals
The Design Trust is now accepting project proposals on an ongoing basis. We are looking for research, design, and planning projects that will effect how public space in New York City is planned, designed, or used. Learn more...

Government Agencies
By partnering with government agencies, we ensure that our projects address the tricky political and logistical issues that often keep good design intentions on the drawing board.

Art Commission of the
City of New York

Designing for Security
Uneasy Spaces

NYC Dept. of City Planning
Long Island City:
Connecting the Arts

NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs
Long Island City:
Connecting the Arts

NYC Dept. of Design & Construction
High Performance Building Guidelines
Implementing the High Performance Building Guidelines
Greening Infrastructure in the Public Right-of-Way

NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation
Thresholds of Eib's Pond Park 1
Thresholds of Eib's Pond Park 2
Park Design for the 21st Century

NYC Office of Environmental Coordination
Sustainable New York City

NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission
Taxi 07: Roads Forward

Community Groups
Many of New York's most exciting public-space projects are developed by community groups, such as BID's, neighborhood alliances, and community boards.

Bronx Community Board 3
Achieving a Balance

Friends of the High Line
Reclaiming the High Line

Grand Army Plaza Coalition
Reinventing Grand Army Plaza

Hell's Kitchen Neighborhood Association
Hell's Kitchen South: Developing Strategies

Long Island City Cultural Alliance
Long Island City:
Connecting the Arts

South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp.
Diego Beekman Houses
Design Workshop

Tenants United for Better Living
Diego Beekman Houses
Design Workshop

Times Square Alliance
Times Square:
Streetscape Improvement

Nonprofit Organizations
New York's nonprofit organizations, public institutions, and think tanks are rich sources of smart thinking about public space.

Added Value
Five Borough Farm

Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn Public Library
Design Guidelines

Council of Fashion Designers of America
Made in Midtown
Making Midtown

Trust for Public Land
Achieving a Balance

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