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Creating A Successful Wayfinding System: Lessons Learned From Springfield, Massachusetts, Yanhua Lu
Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects
The masters project presents findings from recent work the author completed related to wayfinding, and wayfinding systems. This work began as part of a graduate urban design studio, followed by work as a research assistant at the UMass Design Center in Springfield, on a new “demonstration” wayfinding system installed in Springfield, Massachusetts. The wayfinding project was done in association with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and the Springfield Office of Planning and Community Development, was implemented with the main goals of improving public health by encouraging more people to walk.
Wayfinding systems are increasingly seen as an important part of ...