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Cities for People For Than Forty 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 Revolutionary Book, Gehl Presents His Latest Work Creating Or Recreating Cityscapes On A Human Scale He Clearly 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 Over 700 Photos And Drawings Of Examples From Gehl S Work Around The Globe.


10 thoughts on “Cities for People

  1. says:

    I write this review from the perspective of a lay person I m not an architect or an urban planner I am a real estate agent So perhaps I m best described as an interested observer.However, I really like this book I ve read a few other urban planning books, and as some of the other reviewers suggest, this book doesn t necessarily break a ton of new ground But the main reason I m giving this book high marks is for the pictures The pictures are outstanding I d estimate that roughly 40% of th I write this review from the perspective of a lay person I m not an architect or an urban planner I am a real estate agent So perhaps I m best described as an interested observer.However, I really like this book I ve read a few other urban planning books, and as some of the other reviewers suggest, this book does...


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    Jan Gehl presents his perspective on how to properly develop cities on a human scale He gives persuasive evidence for how modern architecture has departed from the essence of livability that had dictated city design for prior centuries The main argument brought forward supports pedestrianism as the key to designing cities that are lively, safe, sustainable, and healthy.If I had to sum up this book in one phrase, it would be, Cars, bad Bikes, good Some interesting points to consider that I p Jan Gehl presents his perspective on how to properly develop cities on a human scale He gives persuasive evidence for how modern architecture has departed from the essence of livability that had dictated city design for prior centuries The main argument brought forward supports pedestrianism as the key to designing cities that are lively, safe, sustainable, and healthy.If I had to sum up this book in one phrase, it would be, Cars, bad Bikes, good Some interesting points to consider that I pulled from the reading More roads will always lead totraffic p 9 The fifth floor is the height limit for human street connectivity p 40 One kilometer is the generally acceptable distance for city walking Many old city centers conform to this standard p 121 People will almost always use ramps over stairs when all other factors are equal p 131 City design can have a tangible effect on local climate p 171 I love the quote from Ralph Erskine that Gehl closed with To be a good architect ...


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    This is an amazing book, would definitely recommend to anyone who is into urban studies or design At first I had doubts, as a planner and designer I ve read loads of things in relation to designing for urban environments in a human scale, however, this book amazed me It is a timeless, a very international collection of examples, theories, and concepts I very much enjoy and adore Scandinavian practices so extra points for me there Lots of good visuals complementing the texts Very interesting This is an amazing book, would definitely recommend to anyone who is into urban studies or design At first I had doubts, as a planner and designer I ve read loads of things in relation to designing for urban environments in a human scale, however, this book amazed me It is a timeless, a very international collection of examples, theories, and concepts I very much enjoy and adore Scandinavian practices so extra points for...


  5. says:

    Dlaczego modernizm i ostatnie 70 lat projektowania urbanistycznego zabi o ycie w miastach i jak je przywr ci Wyja nione podstawowa poj cia planowania przestrzennego, dynamiki spo ecznej w przestrzeniach miejskich i wyniki bada Miejscami porywaj ca osobista perspektywa, a miejscami mniej Wskaz wki dla urbanist w i w adz miejskich Na minus Mog oby by bardzo d ugim artyku em a nie ksi k Polskie wydanie na rednim poziomie niestety.Na plus Mo na naby wiadomo ci i s ownika do opisania, d Dlaczego modernizm i ostatnie 70 lat projektowania urbanistycznego zabi o ycie w miastach i jak je przywr ci Wyja nione podstawowa poj cia planowania przestrzennego, dynamiki spo ecznej w przestrzeniach miejskich i wyniki bada Miejscami porywaj ca osobista perspektywa, a miejscami mniej Wskaz wki dla urban...


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    The book is most interesting when Gehl dives into the specifics such as scale and dimensions His insights about how physical distances and barriers can affect social life in cities are profound He supports his ideas with well placed illustrations and photographs Most of his arguments are quite compelling, however they are often redundant He repeated some topics such as cycling and the small scale over and over He often writes that we have to carefully pay attention when designing the huma The book is most interesting when Gehl dives into the specifics such as scale and dimensions His insights about how physical distances and barriers can affect social life in cities are profound He supports his ideas with well placed illustrations and photographs Most of his arguments are quite compelling, however they are often redundant He repeated some topics such as cycling and the small scale over and over He often writes that we have to carefull...


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    Jan Gehl este un arhitect care tr ie te n Copenhaga i care ncearc s redea ora ele oamenilor n diverse col uri ale lumii, de la New York la Guangzhou China n iunie, Jan Gehl a venit pentru a doua oar la Bucure ti, unde a sus inut o conferin cu ocazia lans rii c r ii Ora e pentru oameni editura Igloo media , ating nd i transform rile de pus n practic n Bucure ti.Am citit cartea lui un pic uimit de c t de simplu i clar e totul pentru ca ora ele s fie ntr adev r pentru oameni, Jan Gehl este un arhitect care tr ie te n Copenhaga i care ncearc s redea ora ele oamenilor n diverse col uri ale lumii, de la New York la Guangzhou China n iunie, Jan Gehl a venit pentru a...


  8. says:

    i definitely recommend reading this if you are interested in urban planning, sociology etc Jan Gehl has spent a very long time thinking about and researching the information he shares in this book the importance to humans, a social being, to actually socialize how cities go about stopping this and how cities go about achieving this fantastically explained, a lot of pictures and diagrams helping to explain also not your typical wall of text style book information is broken up andenter i definitely recommen...


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    K by tato kniha byla povinnou etbou pro lidi ze samospr v m st a obc Autor pomoc n kolika z kladn ch urbanistick ch koncept vysv tluje, pro n kter m stsk prostor funguje a n kter ne P edstavuje n stroje, nebo sp principy, kter mi se dit, aby bylo m sto p v tiv pro lidi a ne jen pro n jak zrovna preferovan dopravn m d Dokud nepochop me, e p i rozvoji m st m b t na prvn m m st lov k, dn okruhy, obchvaty a radi ly n m ivotn prost ed m st nezlep.Oce uji, e je v kn K by tato kniha byla povinnou etbou pro lidi ze samospr v m st a obc Autor pomoc n kolika z kladn ch urbanistick ch koncept vysv tluje, pro n kter m stsk prostor funguje a n kter ne P edstavuje n stroje, nebo sp principy, kter mi se dit, aby bylo m sto p v tiv pro lidi a ne jen pro n jak zrovna preferovan dopravn m d Dokud nepochop me, e p i rozvo...


  10. says:

    This books presents some of the fundamental elements of urban design, transportation planning, and architecture that define how people interact with their city Unfortunately the typographical layout of the book makes it an awkward back to back read, especially the lowercase section titles on the margin where customarily side notes and complimentary material would reside, but the content makes up for this shortcoming Otherwise reasonable structured and richly illustrated, this book is essential This books presents some of the fundamental elements of urban design, transportation planning, and architecture that define how peop...


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