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The Human Scale

September 14, 2013

Denmark | 2012 | 83 minutes | Andreas M. Dalsgaard

Danish architect Jan Gehl examines the true cost of the “megacity”—gleaming and highly populated urban sprawls he believes have pushed us further and further away from honest human interaction.

Humans are social creatures, yet the majority of our biggest cities are planned around the automobile and the high-rise, which isolate and compartmentalize personal experiences. Gehl, one of the foremost advocates for designing cities centered around people, and other like-minded experts in high-growth cities around the world are looking to the transformation of Copenhagen as a model of a more sustainable and pedestrian-friendly vision of urban planning.

Screens with the short film
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Director: Andreas M. Dalsgaard
Country: Denmark
Year: 2012
Running Time: 83 minutes
Website: http://www.thehumanscale.dk/
Language: English, Danish
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