Jan Gehl in Washington D.C. and New York

| September 10, 2010

Jan Gehl1 smallOn September 14 Island Press and The Summit Foundation host a reception for Jan Gehl in honour of the publication of the english version of Jans new book. The reception takes place at the Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Rooms, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington DC.

On September 15 Jan will give a talk at the AIA New York. The talk takes place at 6PM, 536 LaGuardia Place. Introduction by Chair Amanda Burden, FAICP, Hon. AIA, NYC Department of City Planning and Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, NYC Department of Transportation.

On September 16 Jan Gehl is lecturing at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 2 East 91st Street, New York at 6.30-8.00 PM.

For more than forty years, Jan Gehl, renowned urban planner and Danish architect, has helped transform urban environments from Copenhagen to New York and cities around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use—or could use—the spaces where they live and work. In Cities for People, which is extensively illustrated with over 700 photos and illustrations, 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.

Jan Gehl is a founding partner of Gehl Architects—Urban Quality Consultants. He is the author of Life Between Buildings and Public Spaces, Public Life. He has received numerous awards for his work and is widely credited with creating and renewing urban spaces in cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Melbourne, New York City, London, and many others.

You can read more about the Center for Architecture and the event HERE.

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