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Jan Gehl: Cities for People

I did not go to this lecture, partly because there was no advanced on line booking system as there is now for SFU, so I was not sure I would get a seat, but also because he had spoken some time ago in Richmond and I had blogged about it then. I wasn’t sure there was going to be much to add.

Aretha Munro has written a short piece about it on the Momentum blog which confirms my concerns

On Monday, January 24, at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, those lucky enough to get a seat had the pleasure of hearing Danish urban designer and architect, Jan Gehl, speak as part of the Arthur Erickson Lecture Series. Gehl gave the audience a taste of his work in planning and architecture, as well as an introduction to his latest book, Cities for People, which also considers the sociology and psychology of creating these aforementioned “cities for people.”

You can read the rest here

UPDATE Here is a video of Jan Gehl talking about his new book at Cooper Hewitt in New York
(Thanks to Steven Godfrey for the link)

Written by Stephen Rees

January 26, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Posted in Urban Planning

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