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Nate Storring

Director of Communications

As Acting Director of Communications, Nate oversees the planning, development and implementation of all communications, marketing strategies, and public relations at Project for Public Spaces.

Prior to his current role, Nate served as a core team member of the Bass Initiative on Innovation & Placemaking, now the Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking. There he helped oversee research, convenings, and communications exploring the connections between place, economic development, and inclusive growth. Through the initiative, he has investigated the rise of innovation districts, from Philadelphia to Valencia, as well as the economic life of public markets and arts districts. Nate also curated the program for PPS's first and second Placemaking Week conferences, held in Vancouver (2016) and Amsterdam (2017), respectively. 

Nate has spent most of his career interpreting complex urban issues for the general public through writing, exhibitions, events, and multimedia projects. In 2016, he co-edited Vital Little Plans, a career-spanning collection of short writings by Jane Jacobs, one of the twentieth century's greatest urban thinkers, and a pioneer of the placemaking movement. 


B.F.A. Criticism & Curatorial Practices, Ontario College of Art & Design, 2011
M.A. Public Humanities, Brown University, 2014

The Key to Safe Streets: Five Cities Humanizing Street Design