cityLab is a summer workshop that studies pedestrian behavior at Parkside of Old Town, the former Cabrini-Green public housing site. Through a series of neighborhood and building analyses, cityLab will study: public vs. private spaces; retail and work space; recreation and green spaces; and intersections. cityLab interns will observe and survey the site, interview residents, and visit other locations around the city to better understand pedestrian behavior and how we might support and direct it. Ultimately, cityLab will make design recommendations and assist Landon Bone Baker Architects in a successful redevelopment project.

Landon Bone Baker Architects developed the model for this 6-week program and has led three Lab programs through LBBA Community Workshop to date – “ShadeLab,” “airLab,” and “airLab 2.0.”