Saturday, February 20, 2010

Seattle Can Become the Most Walkable City in America

Seattle’s Public Life – How it Can Become the Most Walkable City in America

Seattle has just completed the most in-depth study of public spaces Downtown ever conducted in a U.S. city. Don’t miss this free forum about how to turn Downtown into a world-class pedestrian-friendly experience.
Helle Søholt, Managing Partner, Gehl Architects

The forum will feature findings from nearly three years of research in Seattle presented by Helle Søholt, managing partner of Gehl Architects. The City of Seattle and the International Sustainability Institute retained Gehl to audit Downtown’s streets, alleys and public places with students from UW’s Green Futures Lab.

The Copenhagen-based Gehl firm has worked on every continent and in more than 400 cities around the world. Søholt is a founding partner with Jan Gehl and has extensive experience world-wide in urban design including master planning, public life surveys, urban quality analysis, development of strategy plans, public space plans and the design of public spaces.

Time: 6:00pm
Date: Tuesday, February 23
Location: Seattle Art Museum
Enter at First & University Street in Downtown Seattle near the Hammering Man Sculpture (the main entrance will be closed)
Cost: Free
RSVP: Please RSVP via email to or

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