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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 12:07 AM


The Design Trust for Public Space, in partnership with South Bronx Unite will award three fellowships for the 'Power in Place: Building Community Wealth and Well-Being in Mott Haven-Port Morris' project in mapping, community planning, and participatory design. The fellowship in mapping has already been awarded to Monxo Lopez from South Bronx Unite.

Building on a deep legacy of community organizing roots, Power in Place will make the case for community-prioritized use of land in the Mott Haven-Port Morris area. The project will explore the potential of the Community Land Trust (“CLT”) as a model for public space and will create a mapping framework and a series of maps, develop a community-driven plan for this neighborhood and a communication toolkit to achieve community-desired outcomes.

Community Planning Fellow


The Community Planning Fellow will lead the development of the Power in Place community-driven plan. Building on the project mapping effort and broad stakeholder engagement, the Community Planning Fellow will be responsible for leading:
--Development and facilitation of a participatory planning process
--Development of a community-driven plan for this rapidly changing neighborhood that sets forth a vision for public space in the study area to meet community-desired outcomes. The ----Plan identifies and prioritizes opportunities to create new and strengthen existing public space utilizing the CLT model
--Strategies and recommendations to maximize the benefits for the area’s residents, business owners and workers, given the limited land and built resources available to the community.

Participatory Design Fellow


The Participatory Design Fellow will be responsible for leading:
--Design of the stakeholder engagement process, methods and tools and will support the project team in building consensus among stakeholders on shared vision and desired outcomes
--Development of the identity and graphic system for the project to effectively communicate and deploy design-thinking with diverse audiences throughout the Power in Place process

For more details on the project and a full description of fellowship qualifications and how to apply, please visit:

Candidates should send a single PDF (maximum of 10 pages and 10 MB), including a cover letter specifying the Fellowship category for which you are applying, a resume or curriculum vitae, and a sample of relevant work to

The deadline to apply is December 7, 2017 at 5 PM.

Design Trust and South Bronx Unite will conduct interviews jointly. Interviews will be scheduled in December 2017. Please note: candidates under consideration will be contacted by e-mail. No phone calls to Design Trust, please.

Selected applicants should be available to begin work the week of January 8, 2018 and remain available part-time through December 2018.

• Location: Manhattan

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