HOW TO STUDY PUBLIC LIFE

METHODS IN URBAN DESIGN

Gehl, Jan; Svarre, Birgitte

Island Press

2013

168 pàgines

Format: Tela

ISBN: 9781610914239

Idioma: Anglès

Matèria: Urbanisme

How do we accommodate a growing urban population in a way that is sustainable, equitable, and inviting? This question is becoming increasingly urgent to answer as we face diminishing fossil-fuel resources and the effects of a changing climate while global cities continue to compete to be the most vibrant centres of culture, knowledge, and finance. Jan Gehl has been examining this question since the 1960s, when few urban designers or planners were thinking about designing cities for people. But given the unpredictable, complex and ephemeral nature of life in cities, how can we best design public infrastructure—vital to cities for getting from place to place, or staying in place—for human use? Studying city life and understanding the factors that encourage or discourage use is the key to designing inviting public space...

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