‘If Jan Gehl did not already exist it would be necessary to invent him to rescue our cities.’ wrote Janette Sadik-Khan, former Commissioner NYC Department of Transportation.
Influential urbanist, architect and humanist Jan Gehl returns to Melbourne with more stories about observing public life and how cities can be made more liveable, humane and happier. As Gehl says, ‘A good city is like a good party. People stay longer than really necessary because they are enjoying themselves.’
The event celebrated the publication of a new book about Jan Gehl entitled People Cities – Life and legacy of Jan Gehl written by Annie Matan and Peter Newman, Island Press, 2016.
Professor Rob Adams AM – City of Melbourne Professor Jan Gehl – Architect and Urbanist MC Professor Carolyn Whitzman – Urban Planning, the University of Melbourne