Europe’s premiere urban ‘planner for people’, Jan Gehl, will anchor the morning session of the IHBC’s 2021 Day School on 18 June, offering insights into how – and why – he evolved his unique brand of planning for people.
… delighted to be involved with this stimulating and challenging School programme…
… Making lively, people friendly places is an art that can certainly be learned and applied to cites and spaces most anywhere’…
Jan Gehl said of the School: ‘I am delighted to be involved with this stimulating and challenging School programme, and look forward to lots of questions from and engagement with the audience as well as the other leads’.
On his evolving presentation, Jan Gehl writes: ‘First we form the cities, then they form us.
‘First we form the buildings then they form us.’
‘There is a close relationship between what we invite for and what actually happens in a City or a Space.
‘Making lively, people friendly places is an art that can certainly be learned and applied to cites and spaces most anywhere’
Seán O’Reilly said: ‘We are delighted that Jan Gehl will ‘anchor’ the morning session of the Day School on 18 June and offer delegates his intriguing and engaging insights to architecture & urban design across Europe – perhaps including his work at Brighton – and beyond.’
…‘Jan’s work – which puts ‘people values’ in the forefront of design ambitions – lies at the heart of our School theme!…
‘Jan is internationally renowned as an urbanist. Less familiar is how his early activity as a conservation architect and heritage enthusiast inspires his radical take on planning. In essence Jan shows how to learn the lessons of historic places – including his experience in Venice – to make places for people today!
Representing the School hosts, the IHBC’s South East Branch, Committee Chair and architect Jo Saady said: ‘We are delighted that Jan is confirmed as the anchor in our line up for the morning session of our Brighton Day School.’
‘Jan’s work – which puts ‘people values’ in the forefront of design ambitions – lies at the heart of our School theme! He has shaped the thinking of generations of practitioners about how the values we see in historic places can be used to inform the future planning of places for people.’
Gehl People writes:
Jan Gehl co-founded Gehl Architects in 2000 with Helle Søholt and held a Partner position until 2011. Jan is currently a Senior Advisor at Gehl. He also continues to research and develop the people first approach through his books and lectures. Over the course of his career, he has published several books, including, ‘Life Between Buildings’, ‘Cities for People’, ‘New City Spaces’, ‘Public Spaces – Public Life’, ‘New City Life’, ‘How to Study Public Life’ and most recently ‘People Cities’ / ‘Mennesker Først’. He is an honorary fellow of RIBA, AIA, RAIC, and PIA.
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