The Tenleytown Public Life Study was undertaken to answer the question: how is the Tenleytown-AU Metro Station area performing as a place for people?
The study yielded 10 findings and six strategies to support three complementary goals:
- Support local efforts to improve and activate public spaces in Tenleytown.
- Inform a people-centered design process for the Tenleytown-AU Metro station pedestrian access improvements, being led by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).
- Identify design opportunities for future redevelopment in Tenleytown that supports public life.
Public life studies analyze observed human behavior in shared spaces to inform policy, regulations, and temporary or permanent public space design interventions. Analysis and field work for the Tenleytown Public Life Study was performed in fall of 2018, with the assistance of graduate planning and architecture students from the University of Maryland-College Park and the Tenleytown Main Street organization.