The aim of TRI-Napier Quadrangle, is to study the interaction between public life and public spaces. The first task was to gather research on public life in Copenhagen, a city frequently known for pioneering sustainable urban design. This research was gathered in order to apply and compare findings with Napier University’s campus in Edinburgh. The final objective is to develop and present an innovative and challenging design proposal to enhance, adapt and transform the upper quadrangle and library gardens at Napier’s Merchiston campus. In order to accurately assess and understand the impact of the design proposals, research surveys were conducted by students in both the Danish and Scottish capitals.