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, and Peter Alexander Muennig
(2018): Cost-Effectiveness of Capping Freeways for Use as Parks: The New York Cross-Bronx Expressway Case Study. American Journal of Public Health 108, 379_384. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2017.304243

Parks and Open Space Equity Study
Houston, Douglas & E. Zuñiga, Michelle (2018): Put a park on it: How freeway caps are reconnecting and greening divided cities. Cities. 85. 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.

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).

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).

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

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

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

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

Spring 2017: University of Washington, Master of Landscape Architecture program, ‘NERO Commons’ thesis project by Derek Holmer (student presented at Lid I-5 community event). Download final presentation (PDF).

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