The human Scale
Directed by Andreas Dalsgaard.
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. THE HUMAN SCALE meets thinkers, architects and urban planners across the globe. It questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our planning.
Harvard Business Review points at sustainable city opportunities
Harvard Business School professor John D. Macomber raises awareness regarding the challenges we face as an urban species. But more importantly, he focuses on the opportunities that are in front of us, and provides a framework for approaching them. Entrepreneurs: stay tuned.
Read the Blog Post here.