cityLab 2014 is a summer workshop that will study human interaction, environmental health, and the built environment at Westhaven, the replacement housing for Henry Horner Homes in Chicago’s Near West Side. For six weeks cityLab interns will observe and survey the site, interview residents, and visit other locations around the city to better understand pedestrian behavior and how design can support and direct it. Ultimately, our goal is to identify the needs of Westhaven residents, inform the design of a successful rehab at Villages of Westhaven, and, in the process, empower our students with the knowledge and skills to positively change the places where they live.