2008 PSPL – Downtown Seattle

The 2008 Public Spaces Public Life interdisciplinary studio studies and designed public space in Seattle’s South Downtown, with the goal of creating a vital, artful ecologically healthy public realm.  The studio used data that students working for the UW’s Green Futures Lab collected for Gehl’s Downtown Public Space Public Life project, developing proposals for the ferry and train transit hubs, public parks and plazas, and streets and alleys in Pioneer Square.  Gehl Architects have used the students ideas in their final report for the City of Seattle, and several of the students’ proposals have been used to stimulate city-wide attention to retrofitting our alleys as public pedestrian space.