Published by Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at University of Greenwich, London

How do we build cities?

human scale

Jan Gehl presents the Human Scale at London’s Hackney Empire on Thursday.

Gigantic systems of high-rise buildings and high ways. Humans who live their life in separate concrete boxes. Life in the cities is modern and enchanting but how do we plan these cities in a way, which takes human behaviour into account? The revolutionary architect Jan Gehl and his colleagues are on a mission, they want to bring cities to life. They want to design the cities in a way, which takes sustainability and human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account. They want to free the cities from the invasion of cars and thereby create space for pedestrians and bikeways.

The Human Scale is an aesthetic experience: a science fiction documentary from a future which is already present. Jan Gehl will be attending and introducing the screening and take part in a post film discussion.

See the trailer:


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