Sustainable places are people places

  • DATE / TIME:
    2011•06•13    15:30 - 17:00

    Jan Gehl’s 1971 publication “Life Between Buildings ” has influenced architects and planners worldwide. This lecture discusses Gehl’s approach in Copenhagen, New York City and such projects as post-earthquake rebuilding efforts in Christchurch, New Zealand.

    A lecture by David Sim, Director, Gehl Architects

    Co-organized by UNU-IAS and IKI – International Keio Institute for Architecture and Urbanism

    Ever since the publication of “Life Between Buildings” in 1971, Jan Gehl’s observation and study of human beings and their interaction with the built environment has influenced architects and planners all over the world. His forty-­­­year study of central Copenhagen has helped give the city international recognition for its livability, and prompted the application of his theories to other projects.

    In this lecture, “Sustainable places are people places”, David Sim, Director of Gehl Architects, will discuss Jan Gehl’s approach in Copenhagen, New York City and other projects, including the rebuilding efforts after the earthquake in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.

    For more information, or to register to attend, see the event webpage on the UNU-IAS website.