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Cities for people

Author: Jan Gehl
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gehl, Jan.
Cities for people.
Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010015763
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Gehl
OCLC Number: 772701809
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 14 déc. 2011).
TRAITEMENT SOMMAIRE.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The human dimension --
Sense and scale --
The lively, safe, sustainable and healthy city --
The city at eye level --
Life, space, buildings --
in that order --
Developing cities --
Toolbox.
Responsibility: Jan Gehl.

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"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."--[Source inconnue].

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