Jan Gehl Giving His Full Spiel On Human Scale Cities
Jan Gehl has spent a great deal of time looking at cities in a way he considers different to most planners, architects and urban designers. He believes we view design and planning 'top down', from a helicopter (or, these days, satellite imagery). He believes cities really 'work', when people design things from the point of view of a person on the ground, not from the sky. He makes this point, and many more, in this 30 minute video. His points are compelling, his passion real. We can likely all agree that more time spent wandering the streets of a place when planning for it always gives one a better feel for it, and ultimately a better design.
Either way, unless you've reached your Jan Gehl saturation point, check out the video here.