Professional Practice

The Restorative City

Date: 4/30/2021 - 7/12/2021

Type: RFPs / RFQs

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): New York


A request for proposals (RFP) to reimagine how we design New York for the health and wellbeing of all communities

The Restorative City is dedicated to exploring how public space and the built environment can be used as a tool to advance health equity, a concept which means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. We invite New York City community groups, non-profits, design firms, advocates, activists, public agencies, and individuals across the five boroughs to submit proposals for research, design, and planning projects to unlock the potential of NYC’s shared spaces in ways that can improve health outcomes for everyone, but especially for communities who have been historically marginalized or under resourced.

Projects may be site-specific but must have the potential to change the way we develop and manage public space citywide and or influence the way we practice design.

Projects may be proposed by:

  • Individuals, contingent upon the partnership of a related community group or public agency stakeholder. A letter of support from the stakeholder must be submitted with the full (second round) proposal.
  • Non-profit public advocacy or community groups that are based in or provide services in New York City.
  • City, state, or federal agencies concerned with New York City design policy, implementation, or review.





Professional Practice: 

Library and
Research Services:
Ian Bucacink

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