«From Welfare City to Neoliberal Utopia» is a talk on evolution of utopian models for creating new cities. The speakers follows the shift from welfare state ideal focusing on social housing and public spaces to neoliberal utopia of privatized cities and its implication to citizens of the new towns. About Michelle Provoost Michelle Provoost is [...]
John Geraci is a tech innovator who thinks like an architect. Through projects like DIYcity he has been working to improve the urban experience through technology. He was also a co-founder of the local news site Outside.in and writes regularly about cities, technology, localism, and life as an entrepreneur on johngeraci.com. He spoke with us [...]
Henning Thomsen at Sustainable Cities™ interviews Jan Gehl on the qualities of a sustainable city, August 2008. Read more at sustainablecities.dk. Jan Gehl is Professor of Urban Design at the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen – and partner of Gehl Architects. Jan Gehl: 3 Qualities of the [...]
William McDonough explains the cradle to cradle idea from products to cities to Malene Freudendal-Pedersen of Sustainable Cities™, in Copenhagen 6 May 2009. William McDonough – From products to cities from Sustainable Cities™ on Vimeo.
Enrique Peñalosa talks about Bogotá – a city of equality, putting people and bikes before cars. Enrique Peñalosa was interviewed by Anna Esbjørn Hess, of SustainableCities™ at the Danish Architecture Centre, 26 March 2009. Enrique Peñalosa – City of Equality from Sustainable Cities™ on Vimeo.
Thomas Ermacora Interview from Sustainable Cities™ on Vimeo.
La recuperación del espacio público por parte de la ciudadanía. http://www.euskadinnova.net/es/innovacion-social/videos/ciudades-codigo-abierto/77.aspx
“The New Urbanists want to have lively centers in the places that they develop, where people run into each other doing errands and that sort of thing. And yet, from what I’ve seen of their plans and the places they have built, they don’t seem to have a sense of the anatomy of these hearts, [...]
Urban Activist Jane Jacbos reads from her seminal text, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Directed by Patrick Bonaldi and produced for Bravo!FACT Canada.
The question as to what makes for a successful city is a complex one, and one that affects nearly all of us; by 2050 around three quarters of the world’s population will live in cities; Phaidon.com asked an esteemed group of urban experts for their take on successful city living. These experts include Ricky Burdett, [...]
In collaboration with Final Cut for Real, Gehl Architects will launch a series of video shorts about themes relating to Creating Cities for People. In the first video short, Gehl CEO Helle Søholt discusses some of the problems facing cities today, and how a human centered approach to planning and design can address some of [...]
In collaboration with Final Cut for Real, Gehl Architects will launch a series of video shorts about themes relating to Creating Cities for People. In the second video short, Founding Partner Jan Gehl discusses how the systematic observation of people can be used to plan cities that take into our senses and needs. The video [...]
For his new film, ‘The Human Scale’, Andreas Dalsgaard drew inspiration from Gehl Architect’s approach to human centered planning. This move in turn inspired us to create a series of topic-based video shorts featuring some of the footage from the film. We want to use these video short as a platform for people to share [...]
For his new film, ‘The Human Scale’, Andreas Dalsgaard drew inspiration from Gehl Architect’s approach to human centered planning. This move in turn inspired us to create a series of topic-based video shorts featuring some of the footage from the film. We want to use these video shorts as a platform for people to share [...]
Inhabitat’s Editor in Chief, Jill Fehrenbacher, sat down with James Corner of James Corner Field Operations to talk about his design for the High Line Urban Park Project.
Produced by the Active Living Network, a project of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. An interview with legendary author, Jane Jacobs, who wrote “The Death and Life of Great American Cities.” The film explores the role of the built environment in physical activity and public health.