WALC Institute Teaches University of Ilinois Graduate Students on how to conduct Walkability Study at Chicago O'Hare.

How do the key concepts of walkability and good urban design apply at an airport? The Walkable and Livable Communities Institute is providing guidance to a class of graduate students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who are exploring that question at the Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The students participated in a workshop and walkability audit with the WALC Institute's Executive Director, Kelly Morphy, and the Local Government Commission's Associate Director, Paul Zykofsky. They discussed strategies to make traveling to and from the airport more pedestrian-friendly and easier to navigate. The students also are addressing challenges faced by passengers inside the airport’s terminals and outside the terminal including curb fronts, parking areas, rail stops, bus stops, and other connection points. In this image, Kelly, Paul and the students meet with the airport's management and stakeholders. Learn more about the project in the Chicago Department of Aviation's announcement here.

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