Urban labs and experiments

Major Urban Parks Audit and Assessment
Mexico City Ministry of Environment
Designing for Difference
An assessment of experiences in public space
Visitors enjoying the shade at Vancouver's Jim Deva Plaza. (Credit: Alison Boulier)
Pavement-to-Plaza Wellbeing Assessment
Major public study of plazas in partnership with the City of Vancouver
Image of participants holding signs
Happy City Denver Experiments
Denver, Colorado
Happy Streets
Happy Streets Living Lab
Exploring the link between public space improvements and trust, sociability, and wellbeing
Shore to Core
Urban waterfront experiment in West Palm Beach
Happy City Workshop at the 23rd Congress for the New Urbanism
Happy City and PlaceMakers, LLC helped CNU members explore lessons on the urban design and wellbeing connection, and their implications for the CNU Charter.
Mexico City Happy City neighbourhood audit
An urban investigation with Laboratorio para la Ciudad, Government of Mexico City
BMW Guggenheim Lab
Interdisciplinary urban laboratory project of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Editable urbanism
Investigating urban design and pro-social behaviour with Futurewise
Testing, Testing
Measuring psychophysiological effects of public space with the BMW Guggenheim Lab
Love night
Designing an environment for social trust with the BMW Guggenheim Lab
Upcycled urbanism
A participatory design + build project with Museum of Vancouver