Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Jan Gehl at the National Building Museum on Monday February 3rd

There is a very nice article in the Guardian, Interview: Jan Gehl on London, streets, cycling and creating cities for people that might be an "abstract" of what he'll be talking about, although the presentation focuses on his newest book.

Talk and Book Signing:
Livable Cities for the 21st Century

National Building Museum
Washington, DC
Monday, February 3, 6:30–8 pm

"At the heart of the best urban design projects is a deep understanding of how people actually use urban spaces. Architect Jan Gehl and public space expert Birgitte Svarre, co-authors of How to Study Public Life, offer principles and research to guide the study of public life in urban settings and how to use the findings to create livable, safe, sustainable, and healthy cities."

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