Human Scale, The

Andreas M. Dalsgaard's excellent urban-planning documentary should enthuse pedestrians, bike riders and public-space proponents everywhere.
-Ronnie Scheib, Variety
Fascinating!
-David DeWitt, The New York Times
Thought-provoking. Evocative!
-T'Cha Dunlevy, The Montreal Gazette

Synopsis

50% of the world's population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Why do modern cities repel human interaction and ignore humans’ needs for inclusion and intimacy? For 40 years, Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities, and in this fascinating and illuminating film, he outlines how our approach to urban architecture can and should change. 

Release Date

Friday, November 08, 2013
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 77 min
Year: 2012

CREDITS

CAST
He Dongquan
Jan Gehl
Rob Adams
DIRECTED BY
Andreas Dalsgaard

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PHOTOS

Director Andreas Dalsgaard. Photo by Nicolas Servide Staffolani. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from THE HUMAN SCALE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from THE HUMAN SCALE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from THE HUMAN SCALE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from THE HUMAN SCALE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from THE HUMAN SCALE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.