BOOKS

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SHORT FILMS

The Human Scale

  • 50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, by 2050 it will be 80%. According to urban planner Jan Gehl, if we are to make cities sustainable & livable for people we must re-imagine the very foundations of modern urban planning. 

Why We Cycle 

  • A film of hope for sustainable societies. In the documentary ‘Why We Cycle’ we take a ride with ordinary cyclists & specialists. These conversations uncover some obvious, but even more hidden effects of cycling on people, on societies, & on the organization of cities.

Citizen Jane

  • In 1960, Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture & planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ & architects’ reconfiguration of cities. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs & Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. 

TV SERIES

The Life-Sized City 

  • At the heart of every city is its citizens. Our perception of cities is slowly changing from a model of mathematical engineering to a human habitat where urban spaces have the potential to be healthy, attractive, interesting & efficient. In this series, urban design expert Mikael Colville-Andersen explores  pockets of life-sized goodness in cities around the world.

City Walk

  • "City Walk" is a unique series that reveals the way walking is transforming cities across America, & in the process, re-connecting us to our bodies, our civic values, & public space.