Join Design Trust for Public Space for a virtual panel discussion on Wednesday, July 29th, exploring the future of public space in America.
Serving as the Keynote Conversation for Trust by Design, this discussion brings together leading voices from a range of sectors to consider what public space will look like over the next 25 years in America. Against the current backdrop of a global pandemic and calls for social justice reform, participants consider how we can build civic spaces to help advance racial, financial, and social equity and create a more just society. The discussion will be moderated by Design Trust Executive Director Matthew Clarke.
Chantel Rush of The Kresge Foundation’s American Cities Program, Mitchell Silver, Commissioner of NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and Kate Orff, Founding Principal of landscape architecture firm SCAPE will join Design Trust Executive Director Matthew Clarke in this far-reaching conversation investigating how parks and public commons can be leveraged to advance racial and social equity in the urban environment. The conversation serves as the keynote of Trust by Design, a new Design Trust initiative dedicated to raising awareness of the critical role of public space in contemporary society.
This discussion kicks off Trust by Design: A Campaign for NYC’s Public Space, a two-month virtual campaign launched earlier this month by the Design Trust, dedicated to raising awareness of the role of public space in creating a healthy, equitable, and resilient New York City. Coinciding with the Design Trust’s 25th anniversary, Trust by Design spotlights the importance of public space in NYC, which is especially vulnerable as it adapts to the post-COVID environment, and envisions its future by advancing conversations across sectors.
Design Trust for Public Space virtual panel discussion on the future of public space in America was held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. If you missed it, a recording of the conversation can be found here.
Tune in to upcoming programming, including the first Public Space Forum on August 12 that convenes New York City agency leaders from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Public Design Commission, and the Housing Authority in a discussion considering the role of public space as a driver of a healthy, equitable, and resilient NYC. You can register for the Public Space Forum at this link and access a full program calendar is here.