Public Space-Public Life Survey: Fall 2017
We are inviting residents, students and urban enthusiasts to join us as we under take our fall survey. On Saturday September 23rd and Thursday September 27th we need your help to collect important data about when, who and how people are using Downtown Pittsburgh.
Once a year we organize a Public Space Public Life (PSPL) survey of Downtown Pittsburgh as part of our ongoing work with Gehl Studios. With the help of volunteers like you we will do detailed counts of public life in Downtown Pittsburgh to understand what works well and what doesn't in our public spaces. The results from the Public Space Public Life survey will support and direct our current and future projects as we work to make Downtown Pittsburgh better for all.
Volunteers can expect to gain:
- Hands on experience with a unique Gehl public realm survey tool
- A custom PSPL t-shirt
- And a deeper understanding of Downtown Pittsburgh
Volunteers will work in 3 hour shifts (between 7am and 9pm) to count people walking and biking, as well as capture age, gender, and the stationary activities of users in their assigned area of Downtown. Volunteers work for 40-45mins out of the hour with scheduled breaks built in. There is no direct surveying of the public just indirect surveying through observation.
If you have already signed up to volunteer - find the training manual, location details and key updates on our Volunteer Info Page.
Click through below to see Gehl's report of our first PSPL conducted in October 2015
Header Image Courtesy Anna Muessig