Calling all volunteers for the 2nd Annual Columbia Public Life Public Space Project
About the project: Public space is what connects the people and places in our cities and neighborhoods together. A high quality public realm that supports vibrant public life is critical to making downtown and nearby neighborhoods inviting places to live, work and play. The Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Knight Foundation and the City of Columbia are partnering to lead our 2nd annual ethnographic architectural analysis of the area using Gehl’s Public Space Public Life Survey process. The survey will help to better understand who uses the area’s public spaces – streets and sidewalks included – and how they use them. This study will help provide a greater understanding of people’s behavior, and provide updated data, which will help to influence people-oriented planning and policy that inspires creative, people-first designs in Columbia’s public spaces.
Who: Anyone interested in learning about and improving Public Spaces (roads, plazas, parks etc.) in Columbia.
What: Help conduct a Public Space Public Life survey.
When: Thursday April 6th, 2017 & Saturday April 8th, 2017
Where: Select locations in downtown Columbia (Vista, Main Street, USC, etc.)
How: Clink on this Link: http://gate.columbiasc.gov/PublicLife
Please be aware of the following:
- You may participate in as many sessions as you would like as long as the times do not overlap.
- Please note sessions are 4 hours long. Each hour is divided into various segments as short as 10 min long, so time does pass quickly.
- All volunteers are asked to meet 45 minutes prior to their first shift for a brief training session. Training Session will be held at 820 Washington Street in the Parking Services Conference room. (the Conference room is located on the lower level of parking garage, Lincoln and Washington intersection, across from Police station, Conference room entrance is from the sidewalk). If you are unable to attend the session immediately 45 min prior to your shift, we are also hosting a training session at 5:30 on April 4th 2017, or you may attend another, earlier session. This session will also be held at 820 Washington Street, parking Services Conf. room.
- Informational/ Guide Packets and associated map of the study area will be provided after you have scheduled your time.