UBM Future Cities’ Interview with Jan Gehl Streams Live Tomorrow

Renowned architect, urban design consultant, and founding partner of Jan Gehl will participate in a 30-minute audio interview on August 14 with UBM’s Future . During the program, and in advance of his keynote at the upcoming Future of Cities Forum, Gehl will discuss building cities for people, the importance of public spaces that promote public life, and how to design cars out of our future cities. Listeners can stream the conversation live and directly ask Gehl questions via a live chat discussion here

Trailer: The Human Scale

Derived from 40 years of research by architect, professor and author , The Human Scale takes a critical look at the way we build and use our . Assumptions about modernity are questioned, as director Andreas M. Dalsgaard urges the viewer to imagine what would happen when we put “people into the center of our equations”.

Video: Jan Gehl


One of the grandfathers of contemporary urban design theory, Jan Gehl has dedicated himself to making cities better places for people to live in for some fifty years. He has consulted in cities across the globe including London, New York, Auckland and of course Copenhagen where his architecture and urban design consultancy is based. Crane.tv sat down with Gehl to hear his thoughts on why Copenhagen is such a people-friendly metropolis and he tells us why his next project, Moscow, will be a true challenge.