Author's Forum: 50th Anniversary of Life Between Buildings with Jan Gehl

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May 4, 2021

Jan Gehl’s inspirational book Life Between Buildings was first published 50 years ago and remains a must-read for everyone interested in public life. Jane Jacobs remarked that the book was “...thoughtful, beautiful, and enlightening...”. Since its first publication the book has been translated into 30 different languages.

Gehl has authored many books over the past 50 years, however another seminal work written in 2010 was Cities for People. The simple title reminds us that the paradigm shift from walking to driving in the last 60 years, has had a devastating effect on city life and the public realm. Jan is hopeful that the pendulum is swinging back toward people centric cities.

Join us for a discussion with Jan Gehl, to celebrate the 10th and 50th anniversary of these two books. City life and regard for people in cities once again is playing a key role in planning and retrofitting cities and built-up areas. The pedestrian realm for people has been mismanaged for years and finally enlightened municipalities and governments are realizing that caring for people in the city is important for achieving more lively, safe, sustainable and healthy cities.

This webinar is available for 1 CNU-A continuing education credit if viewed live or recorded.

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