In June of 2017, Kiley Arroyo of participated in a study tour organized by Gehl Institute. Founded in 2015 by Gehl Architects, the Institute builds on the research methods and experiences pioneered by Jan Gehl and the firm’s Copenhagen, New York, and San Francisco based teams. The purpose of the summer study tour was to test the Institute’s emerging definition of Health and Inclusive Placemaking, identify key components and measures to assess it in practice, and to learn how the global cities of Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden are working to advance greater equity and public health outcomes through interventions in public space. Findings from this work will be released by Gehl Institute in 2018.
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