THE CITY OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF THE MAYOR NEW YORK, NY 10007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2016 CONTACT:, (212) 788-2958 MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE PUBLIC DESIGN COMMISSION NEW YORK––Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced Justin Moore as Executive Director of the Public Design Commission. Justin Moore has […]

The Corner – Naptown

On the corner early 80s always waiting outside, Claim you never had a Curl, fool yous a lie, Mines was like Michael Jackson and Prince in they prime, We was just boys in the hood, barely committed a crime, Franklin Township Schools stole our education and dime, Progress paid for by black folks’ money and […]

Using Design to Scale

By John G. Moore, Creative Director Public art is not often thought of in the same vein as internet scalability—but it should be. Scaling applications and public artwork are one in the same. Artist scale things all the time—we are masters of scaling. Venture capitalists and Internet founders should hire more artists. We know what […]

On Loving Our Cities

Justin Garrett Moore of Urban Patch gave a talk at CreativeMornings Indianapolis, April 2015. Topics discussed included cities, humility, love, and even gentrification. The presentation also highlighted our Indy Redbud Project. Free events like this one are hosted every month in dozens of cities. Discover hundreds of talks from the world’s creative community at

Shortridge 150th Anniversary Concert April 10th!

  The Shortridge Alumni Association  continues its schedule of upcoming events to celebrate the school’s 150th anniversary with an appearance of the 16-member Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (MYO) on Friday, April 10, 6-9PM (ET). MYO will Caleb Mills Auditorium along with a guest performance by 17-year-old Jeremy Green, a nationally known violist for his renditions […]

We Started Here

We have had an incredible year at Urban Patch. Thanks to many friends, collaborators and organizations we think we have made real progress in making the inner city better.  One of our earliest collaborators and supporters is, a national organization that does crowd funding and resourcing for urban and environmental projects. In fact, our […]

Urban Patch Selected for Indy’s Plan 2020 CityCorps Fellowship Program

National and Local Thought Leaders to Address Indy’s Opportunities New Fellowship program to work with Plan 2020 to apply research and data to city-building projects INDIANAPOLIS – Ten emerging leaders from Indianapolis and around the country will address some of the opportunities and challenges facing Marion County as part of Plan 2020’s CityCorps Fellowship Program. […]

“10 Words” Mural at Forest Manor Service Center

We recently helped create and install a new urban art project at the Forest Manor Service Center with United Way of Central Indianapolis’ #GenNow leadership volunteers.

Shortridge H.S. Learning Gardens

                      We are working with Shortridge High School and the Shortridge High School Alumni Association to make improvements to the school to improve its urban environment and environmental education opportunities. With the generous help of volunteers and a grant to the school through Butler University’s […]

Fall Creek Gardens & Urban Patch Winter Solstice Celebration