Film screening - The Human Scale
50% of the world‘s population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why? For 40 years the Danish architect Jan Gehl has systematically studied human behaviour in cities. His starting point was an interest in people, more than buildings - in what he called Life Between Buildings. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account. The Human Scale questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our equations. The human scale questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our equations.
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