Academic Research

The Lid I-5 campaign has proudly worked with multiple Seattle colleges to facilitate productive and meaningful student projects. We also monitor the academic studies occurring on freeway lids around the country.

Academic Research Articles and Studies

Public Health Study
Sooyoung Kim, Zafar Zafari, Martine Bellanger, Peter Alexander Muennig, “Cost-Effectiveness of Capping Freeways for Use as Parks: The New York Cross-Bronx Expressway Case Study”, American Journal of Public Health 108, no. 3 (2018): pp. 379-384. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2017.304243

Parks and Open Space Equity Study
Houston, Douglas & E. Zuñiga, Michelle, “Put a park on it: How freeway caps are reconnecting and greening divided cities”, Cities, Volume 85 (2019), Pages 98-109, ISSN 0264-2751, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2018.08.007

Student Work

Lid I-5’s involvement is noted in [italics], and student work is linked for viewing when available.

The Legacy of Interstate 5: A Report Informing the Office of Housing’s Community Preference Policy
Spring 2020: University of California, Berkley, Department of City and Regional Planning, Master of City Planning Thesis by Alberta Read Bleck. Download document (PDF).

University District Lid I-5
Spring 2020: University of Washington, Department of Urban Planning and Design, CEP 498 undergraduate planning studio (weekly collaboration and critiques). Download final report (PDF)

Fall 2019: University of Washington, Department of Urban Planning and Design, CEP 498 undergraduate planning studio (presentation, midterm and final critiques). Download final report (PDF).

Reconnecting the Emerald City: Comprehensive Design Guidelines for the I-5 Lid
Spring 2019: University of Washington, Department of Urban Planning and Design, URBDP 507 graduate design studio (presentation, midterm and final critiques). Download final report (PDF).

TRAVERSE: Real Estate Development Studio
Fall 2018: University of Washington, Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, Graduate Studio (presentation, walking tour, collaboration, midterm and final critiques). Download final report (PDF).

Cinematic Cities
Summer 2018: University of Washington, Department of Landscape Architecture, ‘L498 Cinematic Cities’ (presentation, midterm critique). Final videos (Vimeo).

Design Toolkit for Lid I-5
Spring 2018: University of Washington, Community, Environment & Planning (CEP) program, senior project by Eugenie Hsueh (collaboration, senior project night critique). Download final report (PDF).

NERO Commons (Northeast Roosevelt and 130th street light rail station area)
Spring 2017: University of Washington, Master of Landscape Architecture program, thesis project by Derek Holmer (student presented at Lid I-5 community event). Download final presentation (PDF).

Neighborhood Design Studio
Summer 2016: University of Washington, Department of Landscape Architecture, ‘L498 Neighborhood Design Studio’ (presentation, final critique).

Seattle Pacific University
Fall 2018: Seattle Pacific University, Urban Studies Program, Fall 2018 ‘Radical Urbanism’ (presentation).

Winter 2018: Seattle Pacific University, Urban Studies program, ‘Radical Urbanism’ (presentation).