7a - Public Spaces as a Critical Policy Element Cities for...

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Public Spaces as a Critical Policy Element “Cities for People” video by Prof Jan Gehl (“Life between Buildings”) Mikel Murga Fall 2006
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Urban Transp Planning 2006 Point of departure ± “In a world being steadily privatized , in some cities public spaces are gaining in importance… People respond enthusiastically to these new opportunities for walking and participating in public life in public spaces” ± “People are invited to reposses their cities and restrictions are being made to reduce parking and traffic in city areas in order to make room for more people oriented activities Jan Gehl Bilbao-Copenhagen F. Salvucci, and M.Murga 2
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Urban Transp Planning 2006 Jan Gehl ± Architect and Head of the Urban Design Dept School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen ± Author: “Life Between Buildings – Using Public Space”, “Public Spaces – Public Life, Copenhagen 1996” and “New City Spaces” ± Sir Patrick Abercrombie prize for exemplary contributions to town planning by the International Union of Architects ± Consultant in Copenhagen, Vejle, Odense, Oslo, Latvia, Stockholm, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Perth, Melbourne… www.GehlArchitects.dk 3 Bilbao-Copenhagen F. Salvucci, and M.Murga
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Urban Transp Planning 2006 Jan Gehl ± Ströget as a pedestrian street?
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