Wendy Feuer

Wendy Feuer has been the Assistant Commissioner for Urban Design + Art + Wayfinding at the New York City Department of Transportation since 2007. She manages an office that helps realize the goal of creating streets that are re-balanced and attractive to welcome all users. Feuer lead the team that published the DOT Street Design Manual in May 2009 (2nd ed. 2013, updated 2015), a comprehensive document that provides guidance for City agencies, design consultants and community groups on street designs. The office develops designs for streetscapes based on the Manual and reviews all designs and permanent public art relating to the public right-of-way that are submitted to both the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Public Design Commission. Feuer participated in the creation of the Active Design Guidelines, a multi-agency publication intended to help combat the obesity epidemic. She oversees WalkNYC, the City’s comprehensive wayfinding system for visitors and residents alike. In the family are structures that display pedestrian maps, maps that are installed on bike share stations, Select Bus Service stations and in subway stations. Established in 2007, DOT Art has commissioned or permitted over 300 large and small temporary art installations on the City’s streets and plazas. The staff also works on permanent art commissions through the City’s Percent for Art Program.  Feuer was the founding director of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Arts for Transit office and served as Director of Art and Design for eleven years (1985-1996). In 1995, she updated the Federal Transit Administration’s policy on Design and Art in federally-funded transit projects. As a consultant (1996-2007), Feuer worked on public art and planning projects for institutions including, Columbia University, the Hudson River Park Trust, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority, Brown University and The Cathedral St. John the Divine.