Focus Area: Urban Public Space
Dan Barasch is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Lowline, which will be the world's first underground park in an historic subterranean New York City trolley terminal. Since 2012, he has built a grassroots nonprofit organization to bring the project to reality and raised several million dollars for the effort, including two record-setting crowdfunding campaigns. Before focusing on the Lowline full time, he led strategic partnerships at PopTech, a social innovation accelerator promoting the use of science and technology for social good. He formerly held several strategy, operations, and marketing roles at Google and worked in workforce development in New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. He has consulted for UNICEF in Nairobi and the 9/11 Survivors’ Fund in Washington, D.C. He began his career producing international affairs programming at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco, where he co-produced the weekly National Public Radio show It’s Your World.
The Lowline will use new solar technology to build the world's first underground park in an historic subterranean New York City trolley terminal.