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    Cities for People (Hardback) By (author) Jan Gehl, Foreword by Richard Rogers

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    DescriptionFor 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.


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    Title
    Cities for People
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jan Gehl, Foreword by Richard Rogers
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 285
    Width: 193 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 939 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781597265737
    ISBN 10: 159726573X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JFSG
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ARC010000, POL002000
    DC22: 307.1216
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 307.1/216
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: HT166 .G438 2010
    Thema V1.0: JBSD, RPC
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    Publisher
    Island Press
    Imprint name
    Island Press
    Publication date
    06 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Washington
    Author Information
    Jan Gehl is a founding partner of Gehl Architects - Urban Quality Consultants. He is the author of Life Between Buildings and Public Spaces, Public Life. He has received numerous awards for his work and is widely credited with creating and renewing urban spaces in cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Melbourne, New York City, London, and many others. He lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Review quote
    "Jan Gehl is our greatest observer of urban quality and an indispensable philosopher of cities as solutions to the environmental and health crises that we face. With over half the world's population now in urban areas, the entire planet needs to learn the lessons he offers in "Cities for People"."--Janette Sadik-Khan "Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation "