Susan Chin, Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space, and the winners and jury. (Courtesy William Michael Fredericks)
In a statement, the trust said the proposals “will develop new ways of connecting diverse people, systems, and built, natural and digital environment of New York City. Each project, which will receive seed funding to begin immediately, will respond to the needs and aspirations of community users.”
Here’s some information on each project all courtesy of the Design Trust for Public Space:
Rendering for vibrant retail corridors. (Courtesy of NYC Dept. of City Planning)
The NYC Department of Housing, Preservation & Development needs design guidelines to achieve successful mixed-use developments that include high-performing ground-floor spaces. The resulting manual will generate immediate changes to HPD’s development process for mixed-use projects, but also for other entities focused on creating vibrant local economies through design.
Queens Museum plan. (Courtesy Design Trust for Public Space)
Queens Museum and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation will investigate new ways of connecting public parks to communities through a pilot study that will analyze Flushing Meadows Corona Park (FMCP). Envisioned as an active learning framework for park users, the project will support community participants in developing proposals to improve FMCP’s connectivity with surrounding neighborhoods, focusing on the park entrances, wayfinding system, and new uses for the World’s Fair infrastructure.
Staten Island’s North Shore corridor. (Courtesy of Design Trust for Public Space)
Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront Staten Island Arts (Staten Island Arts)
Staten Island Arts seeks to establish a replicable model of inclusive development through public art to link neighborhoods, starting with Staten Island’s North Shore. The project will provide planning and policy recommendations to stabilize the cultural assets of neighborhoods.
Gompers Houses in Lower East Side, NYC. (Courtesy of Design Trust for Public Space)
Brooklyn artist Jane Greengold aims to activate underused public spaces surrounding public housing developments with the residents. The project will develop new ideas and a prototype to transform inaccessible landscapes around NYCHA developments into lively places to gather for residents and visitors alike.