The Human Scale
Bringing Cities to Life
Official film description...
Based on the work of famed architect and urban planner Jan Gehl and his visionary work transforming urban environments from traffic-congested streets and cold urban landscapes into havens for people and real human interaction. Gehl has been leading a revolution in urban planning that has been transforming cities worldwide. From the expanded pedestrian spaces in New York's Times Square, to Copenhagen's famed bike lanes, to the rebuilding of earthquake devastated Christchurch New Zealand, Gehl's team bring real solutions that promise a more humanistic dimension to cities where people are not displaced by congested streets, skyscrapers, and the car-centric urbanism of the 1960s and '70s.
“The talk is not of futuristic utopias, however, but of brick-and-mortar ways to create environments according to the creed of the film’s title. If the result sometimes feels like a sedate lecture, the global journey strongly enlivens the lesson; it’s fascinating how alike and how different cities can be, and more fascinating to imagine what they may become.” – NY TimesAwards: 4 nominations.
IMDb User-Rating: 7.3/10
Metascore Critics Rating: 50/100
Rotten Tomatoes User Rating: 7.1/10
Technical information and screening rights...
Director: Andreas Dalsgaard
Script: Andreas Dalsgaard
Production: Signe Byrge Sørensen
Actors: Jan Gehl, Rob Adams, Robert Doyle, Lars Gemzøe
Runtime: 77 mins
Languages (Audio): English
Languages (Subtitles): German, Danish
World Rights: Autlook Filmsales