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Cities for people / Jan Gehl.

By: Gehl, Jan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookWashington, DC : Island Press, c2010Description: xi, 269 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781597265737 (hbk.); 159726573X (hbk.); 9781597265744 (pbk.); 1597265748 (pbk.).Subject(s): City planning -- Social aspects | Cities and towns -- Social aspects | City and town life | City planning -- Environmental aspects | Public spaces | Open spaces | Architecture -- Human factors | Quality of life | Public healthDDC classification: 307.1216 GEH Online resources: Table of contents
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.
Summary: Gehl is best known for his work revitalizing urban areas by making them pedestrian and bike friendly, and creating vibrant public spaces - something her refers to as 'urban realm enhancement'. 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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

Gehl is best known for his work revitalizing urban areas by making them pedestrian and bike friendly, and creating vibrant public spaces - something her refers to as 'urban realm enhancement'.
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.

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