Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Cities around the world are in the midst of a public space renaissance, from New York's re-envisioning of Times Square as a pedestrian respite to Lisbon's transformation of its waterfront as part of the city’s tourist boom. But public spaces are about more than restaurants and benches—they’re about the people who will use them. Similarly, designing for public spaces is about anticipating human needs, minimizing environmental impact, and positively affecting communities. Two of the brains behind New York’s public space revolution—Snøhetta’s Craig Dykers and Daniel Barasch of Lowline—along with Mark Motonaga of Los Angeles-based Rios Clementi Hale Studios, will share how human interactions shape public spaces, as well as the ways different design elements can influence the behavior and experience of people in the space.