Cities for People

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

ISSN: 1467-6370

Article publication date: 20 September 2011



(2011), "Cities for People", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 12 No. 4.



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Cities for People

Article Type: Books and resources From: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Volume 12, Issue 4

Jan Gehl,Island Press,Washington, DC,2010,US$40.00,288 pp.,ISBN 9781597265737

For more than 40 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 book, Gehl presents his latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale.

He 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 explains how to develop cities that are lively, safe, sustainable, and healthy. The book is extensively illustrated with more than 700 photos and drawings of examples from Gehl’s work around the globe.

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