Jan Gehl lecture, 4/7 at the National Building Museum
I'm told his talk will cover how to make DC more pedestrian friendly.
Danish architect, planner, and author Jan Gehl discusses his work making cities across the U.S. more walkable, bikeable, and sustainable and shares his thoughts on how to make a greener capital city. The Charles H. Atherton Memorial Lecture program commemorates the life and legacy of Charles Atherton, who served for almost four decades as secretary of the U. S. Commission of Fine Arts.
H.E. Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen, The Ambassador of Denmark, will provide the program introduction.
Gehl is probably one of the best people in world in terms of placemaking and sustainable transportation.
See for example:
-- Close Encounters With Buildings, paper from Urban Design International
-- Extract from Life Between Buildings
-- Cities for People, published by Island Press
Labels: urban design/placemaking