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Jan Gehl: “Architects Know Very Little About People”

Jan Gehl: “Architects Know Very Little About People”
Jan Gehl: “Architects Know Very Little About People”, © Basile Bornand via Tages Woche
© Basile Bornand via Tages Woche

Danish urban planner and committed pedometer user Jan Gehl is an expert in creating “cities for people.” Following a recent talk he gave on sustainable cities in Basel, Gehl sat down with Tages Wocke to discuss what makes a city desirable and livable. “We found people’s behavior depends on what you invite them to do,” says Gehl. “The more streets you have, the more traffic you get. A more attractive public realm will be used by more people.” Read the full interview and see why Gehl thinks social and psychological sciences should be taught in architecture school, here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Jan Gehl: “Architects Know Very Little About People”" 21 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/611964/jan-gehl-architects-know-very-little-about-people/> ISSN 0719-8884
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