Cities for People – 50 years later

More than 50 years ago in 1971 Jan Gehl published the seminal book Life Between Buildings and in doing so became the Godfather of a whole new thinking about the design and development of cities. Gehl’s first book and subsequent publications sparked a showdown with the car-centric cities of the 1950s and ‘60s and began mapping and describing people-friendly interventions in the infrastructure of cities.

In conversation with long-time friend and fellow urban designer Rob Adams, Jan Gehl will share more than 50 years of experience in designing cities for people.


Jan Gehl

Architect, Professor (ret.) of Urban Design, The Royal Danish Academy, Founding Partner, Gehl


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