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HOW TO STUDY PUBLIC LIFE: METHODS IN URBAN DESIGN
Jan Gehl & Birgitte Svarre

Island Press, 2013
Hardcover
168 pages
Colour & B + W
ISBN: 9781610914239

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This type of systematic study began in earnest in the 1960s, when several researchers and journalists on different continents criticized urban planning for having forgotten life in the city. City life studies provide knowledge about human behavior in the built environment in an attempt to put it on an equal footing with knowledge about urban elements such as buildings and transport systems. Studies can be used as input in the decision-making process, as part of overall planning, or in designing individual projects such as streets, squares or parks. The original goal is still the goal today: to recapture city life as an important planning dimension. Anyone interested in improving city life will find inspiration, tools, and examples in this invaluable guide.

 

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