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By Jan Gehl

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9788792420114

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A presentation of Gehl's latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale. Danish language edition.

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A presentation of Gehl's latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale. A “Toolbox,” presenting key principles, overviews of methods, and keyword lists.

For more than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use—or could use—the spaces where they live and work.In this revolutionary book, Gehl presents his latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale.He clearly explains the methods and tools he uses to reconfigure unworkable cityscapes into the landscapes he believes they should be: cities for people.

Taking into account changing demographics and changing lifestyles, Gehl emphasizes four human issues that he sees as essential to successful city planning.He explains how to develop cities that are Lively, Safe, Sustainable, and Healthy.Focusing on these issues leads Gehl to think of even the largest city on a very small scale.For Gehl, the urban landscape must be considered through the five human senses and experienced at the speed of walking rather than at the speed of riding in a car or bus or train.This small-scale view, he argues, is too frequently neglected in contemporary projects.

In a final chapter, Gehl makes a plea for city planning on a human scale in the fast- growing cities of developing countries.A “Toolbox,” presenting key principles, overviews of methods, and keyword lists, concludes the book.

The book is extensively illustrated with over 700 photos and drawings of examples from Gehl’s work around the globe. Danish language edition only.

"No one has examined the morphology and use of public space to the extent that Jan Gehl has.Anyone who reads this book will get a valuable insight into his astonishingly perceptive understanding of the relationship between public spaces and civic society, and how the two are inextricably intertwined."Lord Richard Rogers

AuthorJan Gehl
LanguageDansk
ISBN9788792420114
PublisherBogværket
BindingSoft cover
Page count272