Jan Gehl is an architect and former professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He is Founding Partner of Gehl Architects - Urban Quality Consultants and author of Life between Buildings, New City Spaces, Public Spaces - Public Life and New City Life. His city improvement projects include Copenhagen, Stockholm, Rotterdam, London, Amman, Muscat, Melbourne, Sydney, San Francisco, Seattle, and New York. He is an honorary fellow of RIBA, AIA, RAIC, and PIA.
Advance Praise for Cities for People
Jan Gehl is our greatest observer of urban quality and an indispensable philosopher of cities as solutions to the environmental and health crisis that we face, With over half the world’s population now in urban areas, the entire planet need to learn the lessons he offers in Cities for People”
- Jenette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation.
“This book elaborates on many of Gehl’s seminal ideals, examines some of the world’s cities that have successfully improved over the last few decades, and states the challenges for the future. Many generations will lead happier lives, and cities will be more competitive if their leaders heed his advice.”
- Enrique Penalosa, former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia, and President of the board of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy for New York.
“Jan Gehl continues to astonish us with his insight into what really makes a city work. He has a global reach in this book based on work he has done in Europe, Australia, and America with comparative data on how pedestrians use public spaces. The deep appeal is how quickly he has been able to assist some cities in turning their traffic-riddled streets into havens for people.”
- Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability, Curtain University, Australia, and coauthor of Resilient Cities (Island Express)
Gehl is best known for his work revitalizing urban areas by making them pedestrian and bike friendly, and creating vibrant public spaces.
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Print version Gehl, Jan, 1936- Cities for people. Washington, DC : Island Press, c2010 9781597265737 (DLC) 2010015763.
Libraries Australia ID: 45546993 & 56604822 & 60919060
xi, 269 pages : colour illustrations, plans ; 27 cm.
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Vida en ciudades y pueblos.
Urbanismo -- Aspectos ambientales.
Effets sur l'environnement.
Qualité de la vie.
Architecture -- Human factors.
Cities and towns -- Social aspects.
City and town life.
City planning -- Environmental aspects.
City planning -- Social aspects.
Quality of life.
Quality of life
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