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toronto | october 1–3

Facing change and guiding Ontario into the next quarter century

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804A:New and Old Methods for Public Life Measurement

October 03, 2019

10:45AM - 11:15AM

Understanding the what, how, who, and why of people using public spaces can help designers, planners, and community members plan, design, and program better public spaces. But it’s challenging and time consuming to study public life. In this session, we dive into methods, both old and new, for studying public life—looking at the merits and challenges of using paper-based surveys and new digital tools--as well as cover the basics of public life study design using real-world examples from Toronto.