“Spotlight on Design: Innovation in New York’s Streets” with Davin Stowell

Davin Stowell, Founder and CEO of Smart Design, will take part in a panel discussion on how urban design impacts New Yorker’s lives on Thursday, Feb 28th at 6:30pm.

“It’s in a taxi, it’s on the streets, it’s in your neighborhood…”

Sponsored by the Museum of the City of New York and Design Trust for Public Space, Founder and CEO, Davin Stowell will join a panel of players who shape the city’s urban design and will discuss the intersection of design, innovation, sustainability, and accessibility in New York’s public realm.

Having been a crucial partner in the NYC Taxi redesign project, both conceptually for the TAXI 07 project and practically for the new graphics adopted by the Taxi and Limousine Commission, Smart Design has contributed a great deal to the landscape of the urban experience in the past year. Everywhere you look, there are taxis bearing redesign graphics and logos which have helped to update a major icon of the city. Stowell will speak about the company’s experience in this endeavor and will illustrate the thinking behind the work.

Deborah Marton, Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space, will lead a discussion with panelists Andrew Salkin, First Deputy Commissioner, NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission; Davin Stowell, CEO and founder of Smart Design; Susan Chin, FAIA, Assistant Commissioner, Capital Projects, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; Mary Ceruti, Executive Director, Long Island City Sculpture Center; and Ryan Russo, Director of the Bike and Pedestrian Planning Unit of NYC Department of Transportation.