City needs volunteers to study public spaces

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Do you have some free time? The City of Fort Wayne’s Community Development Division needs your help studying how people use public spaces.

Volunteers would spend about four hours observing how people use spaces like Freimann Square, the Indiana Michigan Power Center Plaza, the Courthouse Green and others. The city says people who volunteer would take note of whether people are walking, biking, socializing or using the area in other ways. Volunteers would not approach or talk to anyone.

The city is looking for people to be 18 years old or older. People who sign up will be assigned to one of ten downtown public spaces. About 60 volunteers are needed.

Once all the data is collected, Gehl, a leading expert organization on creating vibrant, sustainable, people-focused cities, will analyze the results and then recommend ways to make downtown spaces work better for people. The end goal is to create a place that is memorable, enjoyable and accessible for residents and visitors.

If you’re interested in volunteering, click here.

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