THROUGH THE GEHL LENS: PLANNING FOR PEOPLE
October 31-November 2, 2016
in Bellevue, WA
3 days of activities and events for urban transformation
i-SUSTAIN/GEHL EVENTS IN THE BELLEVUE AREA
o 9:30 am to 10:30 am - Presentation by Jeff Risom/Gehl Institute on “Public Spaces/Public Life” at Bellevue City Hall. (Everyone is welcome to attend for free)
o 11:00 am to 4:00 pm - Discussion and site visit regarding the Grand Connection. Included would be the vision for the connection, public space analysis and ideas for early implementation/tactical urbanism. (For invitees and sponsors only)
o 9:30 am to 2:00 pm - Discussion and site visit regarding Wilburton/Eastside Rail Corridor (ERC) (For invitees and sponsors only)
o 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm - Quantitative and Qualitative Public Space Analysis, presentation by Jeff Risom/Gehl at the Bellevue Department of Transportation. (For invitees and sponsors only)
o 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Tactical urbanism project: "Enlivening Wilburton: Trailside Café"
Tactical urbanism projects are temporary actions that can inform and inspire larger transformations in the urban environment. Come envision how you can enliven the rail corridor! (This event is free and open to all, but space is limited. Please register at https://www.rei.com/events/enlivening-wilburton-trailside-cafe/bellevue/158279
o 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Bellevue, WA (location will be provided to registrants)
Jeff Risom of Gehl: People First, Action Oriented Planning
An experiential seminar followed by webinars. This event will take place in the classroom and in the field at various locations. It will be followed up by two webinars led by Jeff Risom/Gehl from Copenhagen, Denmark. Fee: $325
Sign up here.
o 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm - Wrap up of the three days of events (For invitees and sponsors only)
Who should attend:
Professionals in city planning, transportation planning, community development, public space enhancement, cycling infrastructure, policy, real estate, development, housing, chambers of commerce, commercial sector, and civic leadership.
In June 2016, i-SUSTAIN led a delegation from Bellevue on a research mission to Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmö, Sweden, with members of Bellevue City Council, senior staff from the transportation and planning departments of the City of Bellevue, and Cascade Bicycle Club, among others. Focus areas included mobility, public spaces, economic growth and competitiveness, clean energy infrastructure, and affordability.
The delegation met with experts from Gehl at their Copenhagen headquarters. Gehl is a global leader in people-centric design focusing on how the built environment connects to people’s quality of life. They have been researching quality of life in public space, around the world, for over 40 years and have worked in over 50 countries and 250 cities.
The momentum generated by the delegation continues through the above series of Bellevue site visits, workshops and a seminars taking place October 31-November 2, 2016.
- Want to be a sponsor? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Want to experience the "Enlivening Wilburton: Trailside Café", a tactical urbanism project? Sign up at: https://www.rei.com/events/enlivening-wilburton-trailside-cafe/bellevue/158279
- Want to attend the Gehl interactive seminar/webinar? Sign up here.
- For all other questions: email@example.com