About Wendy Feuer

Name: Wendy

Bio: Wendy Feuer has been the Assistant Commissioner for Urban Design & Art at the New York City Department of Transportation since June of 2007. The position was created by Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan to help realize the goal of creating world class streets for NYC, which are streets that are re-balanced to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists as well as vehicles and public spaces that are destinations in themselves. Feuer was part of the team that produced the DOT Street Design Manual in May 2009, a comprehensive book that provides guidance for City agencies, design consultants and community groups on street designs. From 1996-2007, Ms. Feuer was an independent consultant managing large planning and public art projects. She was the project director for a comprehensive planning framework study for Columbia University, its campus and the substantial property it owns in the Morningside Heights neighborhood. She coordinated the work of three consultants and the outreach to University personnel and community leaders. Feuer also worked with Columbia University’s School of Social Work, to purchase and install art for the school’s 11- story building on Amsterdam Avenue. As the public art consultant to a privately managed design, build and operate project, Feuer worked with an international team to develop a public art program, including permanent commissions and temporary exhibits, for the new Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (completed June 2001). The permanent art in Terminal 4 received an award for excellence from the New York City’s Municipal Art Society in 2002. For the PATCO line of the Delaware River Port Authority, in southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, Feuer oversaw the work of seven artists who developed site-specific art for ten stations (completed October 2004). The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine retained Ms. Feuer to research potential real estate development on the Cathedral’s 11.33-acre campus and she worked with the Cathedral through the selection of a developer and completion of design for the southeast corner site.

Posts by Wendy Feuer:

ARTSblog holds week-long Blog Salons, a series of posts by guest bloggers, that focus on an overarching theme within a core area of Americans for the Arts' work. Here are links to the most recent Salons:

Arts Education

Teaching Artists

Early Arts Education

Common Core Standards

Quality, Engagement & Partnerships

Emerging Leaders

Charting the Future of the Arts

Taking Communities to the Next Level

New Methods & Models

Public Art

Best Practices

Evaluation

Arts Marketing

Audience Engagement

Winning Audiences

Powered by Community

Animating Democracy

Arts & the Military

Scaling Up Programs & Projects

Social Impact & Evaluation

Humor & Social Change

Private Sector Initatives

Arts & Business Partnerships

Business Models in the Arts

Local Arts Agencies

Cultural Districts

Economic Development

Trends, Collaborations & Audiences

Art in Rural Communities

Alec Baldwin and Nigel Lythgoe talk about the state of the arts in America at Arts Advocacy Day 2012. The acclaimed actor and famed producer discuss arts education and what inspires them.