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ISBN-13: 978-1597268271 ISBN-10: 1597268275 Edition: 6th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Island Press; 6 edition (January 17, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597268275
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597268271
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English, Danish (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Jan Gehl is an architect and professor of urban design at the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. He has been awarded the Sir Patrick Abercrombie Prize for exemplary contributions to town planning by the International Union of Architects as well as an honorary doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Gehl’s most recent publication is Cities for People (ISLAND PRESS, 2010)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By cortezhill VINE VOICE on October 29, 2007
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Few books - if any - have had a stronger impact on Scandanavian architecture and planning in recent years than this one has had.

Jan Gehl, senior lecturer in urban design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architectiur in Copenhagen, has widely and extensively studied how people use public spaces and how planning and architecture encourage or discourage social activities and public life.

His strong advocacy and detailed proposals for a humanistics approach to architecture, as presented in this book, is now available for the first time in English.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Harris on March 30, 2009
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This is a fantastic book, putting substance and quantitative research behind urban planning. It isn't about the art of urban design, but how spaces are actually used, why, and what designers can do to improve cities.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tech & Nature on September 14, 2009
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needed this for my studio class. The principles are old, but classic and still appropriate for today. For anytime. Timeless, I guess.
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By Leon Anderson on November 1, 2013
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Helpful, with a lot of current thought. Recommended for people who
design and work with public spaces...parks etc.
Good reading
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By William Watt on October 27, 2013
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Anyone who calls him/herself an urban planner or urban designer needs to be familiar with the work of this author.
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By Dimonn on February 18, 2013
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Thanks a lot!!! Good author, good book, I like it very much! Classic book, I recomendate this item to my friends!
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