Go to www.popslogo.nyc for more information.
See press release here.
Three awardees and the City’s choice for a new NYC POPS logo were ANNOUNCED on May 20, 2019.
“Have a Seat” – Submitted by Emma Reed
The Department of City Planning Director’s Choice for the Official POPS Logo
“More Than a Tree” – Submitted by Gensler NYC Brand Design Studio
“Constellation” – Submitted by John Schettino
Advocates for Privately Owned Public Space, the New York City Department of City Planning, and The Municipal Art Society of New York joined forces to sponsor a design competition for a new POPS logo to be utilized on POPS signage throughout the city and to represent the face of New York City’s POPS program, with funding provided in part by Knoll.
Submissions were invited from anyone or any entity worldwide. Submissions were posted online and displayed at a public exhibition during the Competition. A seven-person panel, along with a public vote that counted in the panel evaluations as the equivalent of an additional eighth panel member, selected three Awardees.
The Director of the Department of City Planning chose one of the three selected logos to become the official New York City POPS logo. Awardees received $2,000 and were honored at an event. The Awardee of the logo Submission chosen by the Director of the City Planning Department as the official New York City POPS logo received an additional $2,000.
Go to Competition Website at popslogo.nyc.
Harvard Professor Jerold Kayden, his organization Advocates for Privately Owned Public Space, and the Municipal Art Society of New York announced their POPS collaboration in 2012, at the third annual MAS Summit in New York City. This video captures the moment.
The City of London has created its own dataset of the city’s privately owned public space.
Boston Harbor Now, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the public realm along Boston’s Harbor, has published a map locating POPS and their amenities along the Harvard.d
Long-time San Francisco Chronicle urban design critic John King writes about POPS and the challenge of keeping some of them public and usable in San Francisco.
John Hill’s “A Daily Dose of Architecture” blog entry weighs the new owner’s proposal to eliminate the arcades and through block covered pedestrian space at the once named “AT&T” and “Sony” building, designed by Philip Johnson, and replace the CPS with a larger through block outdoor public plaza.