Cities for People
285 pages, 8 x 10
Colour figures and photos throughout
Release Date:06 Sep 2010

Cities for People

Island Press

For more than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urbanenvironments around the world based on his research into the wayspeople actually use – or could use – the spaces where theylive and work. In this revolutionary book, Gehl presents his latestwork creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale. He clearlyexplains the methods and tools he uses to reconfigure unworkablecityscapes into the landscapes he believes they should be: cities forpeople.

Taking into account changing demographics and changing lifestyles,Gehl explains how to develop cities that are lively, safe, sustainable,and healthy.

The book is extensively illustrated with more than 700 photos anddrawings of examples from Gehl’s work around the globe.

Jan Gehl is a founding partner of GehlArchitects—Urban Quality Consultants. He is the author ofLife Between Buildings and Public Spaces, PublicLife. He has received numerous awards for his work and is widelycredited with creating and renewing urban spaces in cities around theworld, including Copenhagen, Melbourne, New York City, London, and manyothers.

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