Dialogue

From time to time we have the opportunity to feature interviews or writings from some of our peer public life champions. You can find those features below.

December 21, 2018

Testing Public Life Tools in Translation with dérive LAB

How do we know when, where, and why to use design to solve problems in the public realm? And how can the Gehl Institute’s research tools help? Last month, Gehl Institute joined our partners at dérive LAB to unveil new Spanish-language translations of the public life tools, to see how translating is not merely changing […]

July 24, 2018

Public Life Champion: Erin Barnes

By Dhanya Rajagopal

As part of our Public Life Champions series, we interviewed Erin Barnes, Director and Co-founder of ioby.

February 21, 2018

A Million Walks in the Park

By Wenfei Xu

In this guest post, Wenfei Xu of CARTO research describes the mapping project “A Million Walks in the Park,” which analyzed mobile phone data to illustrate how people move through New York City’s parks.

January 4, 2018

Active Living Trails

By Dotte Agency

This is Part 3 in our series on Gehl Institute’s Open Call: Proposals for Public Life. Throughout Summer 2017, we provided technical assistance to three community design organizations working in public space.

January 3, 2018

Reviving a Chicago Memorial

By Maria Bergh

This is Part 2 in our series on Gehl Institute’s Open Call: Proposals for Public Life. Throughout Summer 2017, we provided technical assistance to three community design organizations working in public space.

December 20, 2017

Activating Baltimore’s Ynot Lot

By the Neighborhood Design Center

This is Part 1 in our series on Gehl Institute’s Open Call: Proposals for Public Life. Throughout Summer 2017, we provided technical assistance to three community design organizations working in public space.

July 27, 2017

Spaces of Play, Part 2

By Stella Marren

For Part 2 of our “Spaces of Play” series, we spoke with George Vellonakis of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

July 26, 2017

Spaces of Play, Part 1

By Stella Marren

For our “Spaces of Play” series, we chatted with James Siegal about his work at KaBOOM!: a national non-profit whose mission is to provide more children with opportunities for active play in their everyday lives.