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Placemaking Evaluation Fellowship

The Van Alen Placemaking Evaluation Fellowship provides hands-on experience evaluating the power of design to bring life to public spaces.

Neighborhoods Now

Long-term, community-led pandemic recovery across four boroughs in NYC.


A light installation to inform Gowanus residents about water quality in the neighborhood.

Neighborhoods Now: Asian Americans for Equality and Think!Chinatown

Expanding the Chinatown Night Market through a redesign and new community outreach.

Lucid Project: Albany

A community-led redesign of a public alley in Albany, NY.

Public Realm R&D

Surfacing the work of emerging designers and tests new strategies to bring people together in public space.

Neighborhoods Now: 82nd Street Partnership

Creating a roadmap for Jackson Heights' 82nd Street commercial corridor to rebuild from the pandemic.

Neighborhoods Now: FABnyc

Strengthening sites for cultural activity and planning new sites and platforms.

Neighborhoods Now: Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition

Completing a neighborhood assessment to understand the challenges and opportunities for small businesses.