LBBA Community Workshop is back! Our new Lab program, “cityLab,” studies pedestrian behavior at Parkside of Old Town, the former Cabrini-Green public housing site. Through a series of neighborhood and building analyses, five high school students and three college mentors will investigate: public vs. private spaces; retail and work space; recreation and green spaces; and intersections. cityLab will observe and survey the site, interview residents, and visit other locations around the city to better understand pedestrian behavior and how we might support and direct it. Ultimately, cityLab will make design recommendations and assist Landon Bone Baker in a successful redevelopment project.
A portion of the program will be located off-site at the Chicago Cultural Center as part of the Spontaneous Interventions exhibition. cityLab will host two interactive workshops this week at Spontaneous Interventions to gather additional stories and data on pedestrian behavior. Visit us at the Michigan Avenue Galleries to meet the cityLab team, participate in our research, and watch as we chart the results!
Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good:
Tuesday, July 23 & Thursday, July 25
Chicago Cultural Center
Michigan Avenue Galleries
78 E. Washington Street
Landon Bone Baker Architects developed the model for this 6-week program and has led three Lab programs through LBBA Community Workshop to date – “ShadeLab,” “airLab,” and “airLab 2.0.” Stay up to date on our research and activities through the cityLab website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter!