After an internship with Gehl Architects, two students from the University of Washington in the U.S. have produced a handbook on strategies for making better urban spaces for citizens of all ages based on their experiences with the Gehl approach and the Danish bicycle culture.
The City with Innovative Cycling Solutions For Copenhageners, cycling is as natural as brushing their teeth. Very few Copenhageners regard themselves as ”cyclists.” Most see themselves merely as citizens who transport themselves from A to B, using the fastest and most flexible mode of transport, which the bicycle just happens to be in most cases.
“The internationally recognized Indian activist and philosopher, explains that planning for the human being rather than the automobile can liberate space and create community within a city. In her opinion, a sustainable city should operate as a self-reliant and self-sufficient cluster of villages.”
Lars Gemzøe from Cycling Embassy of Denmark, senior lecturer and associate partner in Gehl Architects, will make a presentation in Danish entitled ”Cykelbyer er bløde byer – byer for mennesker” in Malmö on Thursday the 4th of marts at 12:45 at the conference ”Öresund – världens bästra cykelregion”. The conference takes place at Malmö högskola, […]