This is the work of a two week study on the nature of successful and socially interactive urban environments. We first reexamined Union Square to see how many different layers of a street environment can contribute to functional and desirable spaces within these often congested urban spaces.
We then looked at how we can try to promote a healthy street scape within a neighborhood like Skid Row. What things were missing? What opportunities arise here that were absent in New York? How can we turn this into a neighborhood?