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Putting Public Life Back Into Public Space

FEBRUARY 9, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM ET


Public space should invite people from all walks of life to meet and spend time together, find peaceful respite, or enjoy being “alone together.” But why does our public realm often fail to bring us together?

Gehl Architects and Gehl Studio San Francisco draw on 50 years of founder Jan Gehl’s ethnographic research to make places for people. Gehl explores the relationship between the built environment and public life to investigate timely questions about how the public realm connects people to equity and opportunity in cities. Blending old-school ethnography with new-school technology tools, Gehl’s methods of “People-First Design” invites vibrant and inclusive public life and engages all residents where they are as part of their everyday routines.

Join Gehl Studio and SPUR for a webinar detailing principles of how “People-First Design” can revitalize public space, while promoting equity, opportunity, livability and sustainable behavior.

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