Nate Storring is Project for Public Spaces' Co-Executive Director, Communications. As the head of the communications team, Nate oversees the planning, development and implementation of all communications, marketing strategies, and public relations at Project for Public Spaces. He also works with the other Co-Executive Directors to provide vision and strategic planning that connect the mission to the organization’s daily work.
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 Project for Public Spaces' first and second International Placemaking Week conferences, held in Vancouver (2016) and Amsterdam (2017).
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.
Master of Arts in Public Humanities, Brown University, 2014
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Criticism & Curatorial Practices, Ontario College of Art & Design, 2011