Professional Practice

Fellowships with Design Trust for Public Space

Date: 6/3/2013 - 11/30/2013

Type: Other

Location(s): New York


Project Overview
The Design Trust for Public Space and the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) have partnered to launch "Under the Elevated: Reclaiming Space, Connecting Communities," a project that will explore opportunities to create new dynamic public spaces below NYC’s elevated transit infrastructure. Working with community leaders, landscape architects, planners, architects, artists, and cultural organizations, the Design Trust and DOT will develop strategies to maximize the function and use of the millions of square feet of space underneath NYC’s bridges and elevated highways, subways, and rail lines. The project will produce design guidelines, as well as programming and policy recommendations that will inform the transformation of spaces citywide and around the world.

Fellowship Overview
Design Trust must have demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as well as have direct experience producing deliverables. Once selected, Fellows will play a lead role on projects that will have a real impact on the city. Design Trust projects require significant time commitments from Fellows to work with multiple stakeholders, develop implementable strategies and recommendations, and produce final deliverables. Fellows will be expected to devote approximately 1-2 days per week to the project, from early June to early November. A stipend will be awarded to the Fellow, commensurate with prior experience.

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