liveable communities

the guardian:

“Is Jan Gehl winning his battle to make our cities liveable?

by Ellie Violet Bramley. Monday 8 December 

Jan Gehl had just graduated as an architect; it was 1960 and he had been schooled in how to “do modern cities, with high-rises and a lot of lawns and good open space – good windy spaces”. About to put those years of study into practice, he met his future wife, psychologist Ingrid Mundt, and everything changed. In the years that followed, he would develop the thinking that has made him a pioneer of so-called “liveable cities” around the world.“

 Image: New Road in Brighton – one of the UK’s first shared-space streets. Photograph- Gehl Architects