Damon Rich

Designer, urban planner, and partner at HECTOR

Damon Rich is a landscape designer, MacArthur Fellow, and partner at HECTOR, an urban design, planning, and civic arts practice whose recent projects include Newark Riverfront Park, the redesign of Mifflin Square Park in one of Philadelphia’s most diverse neighborhoods, a youth-centric neighborhood plan for the City of Detroit, and a memorial for eco-feminist Sister Carol Johnston.

Damon previously served as planning director and chief urban designer for the City of Newark and is the founder of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), an internationally recognized nonprofit organization that uses art and design to increase meaningful civic engagement. His work has been recognized by the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, American Planning Association National Planning Award, Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, MacDowell Colony, and the 11th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice.


Designing Equitable and Welcoming Public Spaces

Monday, June 20
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM