Jan Gehl Lecture and Discussion: “Places for People & Transit”

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UC Berkeley IURD Transit and Cities – Spring Event Series
Evening Lecture and Discussion on: “Places for People & Transit”
Monday, February 10, 6-8pm
“From Jane Jacobs to Livable Cities”
Presentation by Jan Gehl, Jan Gehl and Associates, Copenhagen
Discussant: Neil Hrushowy, City of San Francisco Planning Department
Fifty years of Public Life research leading gradually to implementation of people-oriented planning strategies in cities across the world: Copenhagen, Melbourne, London, New York and Moscow, among others. The Livable cities of the 21st Century are characterized by a strong focus on sustainable modes of transport supported by a good public realm. Care for people and the public realm are seen as an important key for creating lively, safe, sustainable and healthy cities.
Wurster Auditorium, UC Berkeley. Free (First come/First served).

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