Deborah Marton, executive director of the Design Trust for Public Space, will provide an overview of several of the organization’s projects, the process that went into shaping them and their influence on public space in New York City.
Deborah Marton has spent her career focusing on the development of public space in New York City. After a fellowship with the Design Trust for Public Space, in 2002, she came on as executive director in 2004. The Design Trust brings together neighborhoods, public agencies, and design professionals to find innovative opportunities for change and make the city more beautiful, sustainable, functional, and available to all. Prior to her career at the Design Trust, Marton worked with the landscape architecture firm Field Operations and served as Program Manager of the New York City Parks Natural Resources Group. At Field Operations, Marton helped win an international design competition for the Fresh Kills Landfill Master Plan, for which she later served as Project Manager. Marton was also an Associate with the law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher and has published numerous articles on urban landscape planning and design.
When: 16 Mar 2010, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Where: Design Criticism MFA Department, 136 West 21st Street, New York, 2nd floor
Price: Free and open to the public