Our Inclusive Healthy Places report introduces tools for evaluating and creating public places that support health equity. More.

 

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Space to Grow offers principles for making public spaces in cities more supportive of very young children and their caregivers. More.

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We worked with the MIT Civic Data Design Lab as it designed, fabricated, and installed sensing furniture for the collection of public life data. Here, we explain how. More.

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Our report for the WHO Regional Office for Europe describes strategies for promoting physical activity in cities through the enhancement of public spaces. More.

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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a common strategy for public safety in cities, but it can result in defensive, uncomfortable spaces. We outline an approach that emphasizes community, social activity, and quality. More.

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How can mayors encourage vibrant public life in their cities? We offer five strategies: Measure, Invite, Do, Evolve, and Formalize. More.

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A collaborative research project on the New York City Plaza Program by the J. Max Bond Center, Transportation Alternatives, and the Gehl practice. More.

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We explored the role of public space design in creating opportunities for social mixing between people of different socioeconomic backgrounds. In this report, you can find some of the research tools we developed. More.

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A guide for citizen-powered public space pilot projects in San Francisco and beyond, inspired by the Market Street Prototyping Festival.

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This is the first version of our Public Life Diversity Toolkit.

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How can art spark a conversation about the role of public space in neighborhood change? This report looks at temporary, playful bus stops in Washington D.C.

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