It’s time to revisit the work of William H. Whyte! This panel will look at the evolution of small urban spaces and human behavior; exploring how new design strategies and emerging technologies can facilitate the success of these spaces as catalysts for sustainable urban living.
The 98,000 public schools across the United States represent the single greatest opportunity to improve public health, environmental health, and neighborhood quality of life for hundreds of millions of Americans. Learn how cities like Philadelphia and New York and nonprofits are transforming these low-performing, semi-public spaces into green public architecture.
The economics of parks is ever more important: educating clients on the costs of creating public realm; developing funding strategies to build; balancing revenue generation with creating respite; planning for governance, operations, and maintenance to preserve investments for future generations; and valuing design.
We believe that shared civic assets have the power to influence social outcomes. Detroit is one of five cities piloting a new measurement system that tracks the impacts of investments in public space design and programming. Learn about this metrics framework and take home tools to measure your own work.