50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why? The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities through 40 years. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account. Thinkers, architects and urban planners are interviewed, discussing our assumptions about modernity and exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our urban planning. 1.5 LU HSW (AIA)
Presented as part of the D.C. Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. For more information, visit www.dcenvironmentalfilmfestival.org.
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Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM