July 4, 2016

Federal Bureau of (public life) Instigation

In order to investigate the effect of humor on influencing individual and collective culture, Gehl created the Federated Bureau of (Public Life) Instigation (FB(pl)I) to research how humor can instigate urban change.

June 23, 2016

Public Life in NYC’s Plazas

Seven NYC plazas were analyzed to identify new methods and metrics to study the connections and impacts of public life and public space to urban justice, with collaborator J. Max Bond Center (JMBC).

June 23, 2016

Historic West End Pilot

Gehl Institute received support from the Charlotte Knight office in the summer of 2015. This builds on Gehl’s Charlotte Public Space Plan, which we produced with Center City Partners in 2015. Current work is focused on developing a pilot project, with local partners, which engages stakeholders in the planning process and enhances connectivity within the […]

June 23, 2016

Public Life Diversity Toolkit

We prototyped a set of tools to identify where social mixing is happening, and the types of design and programming cues that invite these interactions.

June 22, 2016

Civic Innovation Spaces

The new San Jose City Hall plaza was a fundamental component with a series of recent large-scale projects intended to revitalize the city’s downtown. However, ten years after its opening, the plaza is far from realizing its true potential.