Places for people
We focus our work in the places where it will have the greatest impact: compact, walkable neighborhoods with connected street grids and traditional urban form.
In Wichita, these neighborhoods are concentrated in the core area, having been developed prior to the widespread adoption of the personal automobile. As the car became king, many of these neighborhoods - and the public spaces within them - were eroded in service of motorists.
The traditional development pattern of these neighborhoods has remained largely intact, though, interspersing commercial buildings, public parks and plazas, and other building blocks of public life - providing us a platform upon which to activate spaces.
Within these neighborhoods, we look for spaces that either have a negative effect on their surroundings or represent underutilized assets.