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Livable Cities for the 21st Century: International Perspective

23 May 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Pl
New York

Join us for an evening with Jan Gehl, Hon. FAIA. Gehl is a Danish architect and urban design consultant whose life work has centered around pedestrian and cycling-oriented urban design. Gehl and his firm’s design approach analyzes the spaces that pedestrians use to maximize their safety and physical wellbeing. He will discuss his influences from the Jane Jacobs and Holly Whyte era of placemaking on the Livable Cities of the 21st century movement, both in New York and around the world. This global perspective on trends and developments will situate New York into the greater global paradigmatic shifts in public space and placemaking.