In 2013 I worked in collaboration with DESIS, Public Policy Lab, and the Housing Preservation Department of NYC to innovate public housing services in the city.

Public & Collaborative: Designing Services for Housing was made possible through the generous support of a 2012 New York City Cultural Innovation Fund grant awarded by the Rockefeller Foundation. Spearheaded by DESIS and the Fellows at Public Policy Lab, Public & Collaborative: Designing Services for Housing has finally been published!

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), 
the DESIS Lab at Parsons The New School for Design, and the Public Policy Lab 
launched Public & Collaborative: Designing Services for Housing in early 2012. 
The project’s goals were twofold:

 to assist HPD in delivering more effective, efficient, and satisfying services,
 and to explore ways to facilitate the involvement of community residents in the 
 development of housing-related services in neighborhoods with significant 
 public- and private-sector investment leveraged by HPD. 

This New York City-based project is affiliated with a global Public & Collaborative 
research effort of the DESIS Network, an international network of design schools 
and organizations focused on design for sustainability and social innovation, in which 
research labs based in cities around the world are developing parallel projects at the 
intersection of public services, social innovation, and design.

 

Special thanks to Andrew Eickmann, Chelsea Maudlin, and Eduardo Staszowski. 

see more of my work with this collaboration here

My exhibited work featured in the Alumni Magazine Spring 2013 

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February 21 Design as a Catalyst of Social Resources

Ezio Manzini, Distinguished Visiting Professor, School of Design Strategies, Parsons; Professor of Industrial Design, Politecnico di Milano

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Spray-Painted Love Letters in Allen Street Mall

My urban intervention caused a neighborhood stir - check it out here.

INSIDE SCOOP: It was me. I called them Type-Tulips. Part of a collaboration between my temporary works urban design studio. later in the Spring we participated in the Festival of Ideas on the Allen Street Mall with more interventions. 

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Jeff interviewed my team about our healthcare innovation service design work with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Parsons.

 Check it out here!