Public Space

Open spaces designed for public use or are accessible to the public, often designed to foster a sense of community.

StoryMaps

Harlem, NYC StoryMap

By tracing Black-designed places in Harlem, this StoryMap highlights the importance of Black urbanists in shaping Harlem’s historical and contemporary identities.

Nexus Podcast

Toni Griffin

Season 1, Episode 6: Urbanist, architect, and GSD Professor Toni Griffin shares her experiences transitioning from working in the private sector to the public sector and starting her own design research initiative.

Nexus Podcast

Stephen Gray

Season 1, Episode 5: Urban designer and GSD Professor Stephen Gray examines ways in which we can bridge the gap between academia and real-projects.

Nexus Podcast

Michelle Joan Wilkinson

Season 1, Episode 4: Dr. Michelle Joan Wilkinson discusses the systems of power embedded in architectural design and her work as a curator documenting diasporic architectural heritage.

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Hayden Plaza

Interfacing with public space and communities is more of a personal design ethos and agenda as opposed to an industry norm.  Considering how contentious public space can be, a designer who steps up to the task of designing with the...

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Toni L. Griffin

Toni L. Griffin’s career has spanned almost every scale that the practices of urban planning and design have shaped. Having begun her career as an architect with Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, eventually rising to the level of Associate Partner in...

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Diane Jones Allen

Landscape architect, author, and program director of landscape architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington, Diane Jones Allen creates work committed to environmental justice, sustainability, and the cultural significance of landscape while advocating for the transformative potential of design....

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Allison Grace Williams

As Principal of her own firm, Allison Grace Williams’s execution of commercial, civic, and corporate projects allows her to lead by example; Williams’s designs seamlessly integrate urban context, history, climate, and cultural demands with her personal and professional design agendas....

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NOW Hunters Point

NOW Hunters Point is a program for redevelopment of the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco, a partnership between Studio O, RHAA, and envelopeA+D. With the closing of PG&E’s coal-based power plant adjacent to a historically African-American community, an exhaustive...