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For more than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use—or could use—the spaces where they live and work. In this revolutionary book, Gehl presents his latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale. He clearly explains the methods and tools he uses to reconfigure unworkable cityscapes into the landscapes he believes they should be: cities for people.

Taking into account changing demographics and changing lifestyles, Gehl emphasizes four human issues that he sees as essential to successful city planning. He explains how to develop cities that are Lively, Safe, Sustainable, and Healthy. Focusing on these issues leads Gehl to think of even the largest city on a very small scale. For Gehl, the urban landscape must be considered through the five human senses and experienced at the speed of walking rather than at the speed of riding in a car or bus or train. This small-scale view, he argues, is too frequently neglected in contemporary projects.

In a final chapter, Gehl makes a plea for city planning on a human scale in the fast- growing cities of developing countries. A “Toolbox,” presenting key principles, overviews of methods, and keyword lists, concludes the book.
The book is extensively illustrated with over 700 photos and drawings of examples from Gehl’s work around the globe.

From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. In this fascinating look inside the key architectural factors that determine a city''s livability, award-winning Danish architect and author Gehl (Public Spaces, Public Life) examines the factors he deems essential to a successful city. Not surprisingly, places designed without good room for safe walking and biking lead to a sedentary life "behind steering wheel and computer screen." A "lively" city, on the other hand, "counters the trend for people to withdraw into gated communities… serving a democratic function where people encounter social diversity." It''s in examining architecture''s psychological effects that Gehl truly shines; public spaces without comfortable seating and properly-scaled "talkscapes" evoking Italian piazzas enact a high human toll and greatly impact how the city functions at eye-level. Soaring, dehumanizing architecture has a diminishing effect on the individual, creating a shocking "high-rise" in crime rates. Even those without a professional interest in architecture will be fascinated by the assertions, like "slow traffic means lively cities," that Gehl makes. Coming to the conclusion that "a good city is like a good party: guests stay because they are enjoying themselves," Gehl keeps his latest effort engaging from start to finish. Illus. (Sept.)
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"Jan Gehl is our greatest observer of urban quality and an indispensable philosopher of cities as solutions to the environmental and health crises that we face. With over half the world''s population now in urban areas, the entire planet needs to learn the lessons he offers in Cities for People."
-- Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation

"This book elaborates on many of Gehl''s seminal ideas, examines some of the world''s cities that have successfully improved over the last few decades, and states the challenges for the future. Many generations will lead happier lives and cities will be more competitive if their leaders heed his advice."
-- Enrique Peñalosa, former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia

"Jan Gehl continues to astonish us with his insight into what really makes cities work. He has a global reach in this book based on work he has done in Europe, Australia, and America with comparative data on how pedestrians use public spaces. The deep appeal is how quickly he has been able to assist some cities in turning their traffic-riddled streets into havens for people."
-- Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability, Curtin University, Australia

"Jan Gehl''s new manifesto…Pages will be dog-eared, margins annotated… accessibly deployed framework of research and a logical, lucid framework for all the telling details and surprising data. The book organizes a set of observations that will strike some readers as obvious, others as radical, but practically all as convincing, revealing how deeply grounded Gehl''s system is in common sense. This kind of synthesis is no small task, and Gehl performs it with aplomb."
, ArchNewsNow

"If Cities for People is widely read and widely applied, the world''s urban life will be immeasurably better."
, New Urban News

"Fascinating guide on how to create cities that local residents fall in love with, rather than simply put up with."
, Shareable: Cities

"Jan Gehl''s most recent book— Cities for People—brought with it a lot of excitement and expectations. With a track record like his, however, it comes as no surprise that Gehl''s strong perspective, clear prose and rigorous research is not a disappointment. Continuing his quest to secure the importance of the human experience as a top priority when planning and designing cities, Cities for People is a succinct collection of his experience and lessons to-date. Ultimately, Cities for People is one of those books that everybody—no matter what level you are in the industry—is bound to learn from. Clear and accessible, it''s a must-read for students and early practitioners of planning, architecture, and landscape design, as well as anybody interested creating humane pedestrian cities. If one hasn''t read any of Gehl''s previous books, this is also a great place to start."
, Re:place Magazine

"In his well-illustrated and accessible new book, Cities for People, Jan Gehl fills in the missing link in modern planning: how human beings actually function and respond to the built environment."
, Planning

"Jan Gehl''s book constitutes part of a worldview; it embodies a fundamental re-orientation in the way that we regard and adopt knowledge about the behaviour of individuals and communities in the development of our cities."
, Urban Design

"...fascinating...Gehl keeps his latest effort engaging from start to finish."
, Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Renowned architect and urban planner Jan Gehl explains the methods and tools he has used to reconfigure unworkable cityscapes into safe and sustainable cities for people – something he has helped do in Copenhagen, Melbourne, and New York City.

About the Author

Jan Gehl is a founding partner of Gehl Architects—Urban Quality Consultants. He is the author of Life Between Buildings and Public Spaces, Public Life. He has received numerous awards for his work and is widely credited with creating and renewing urban spaces in cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Melbourne, New York City, London, and many others.

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Bitbanger
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Fascinating but disjointed
Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2019
This is an amazing concept. However, it is disjointed and repetitive. This book really needs a complete re-write by a professional writer. That should make it more appealing to the greater audience.
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Vadim Litovchenko
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Life Between Buildings V.2
Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2010
Overall this is a great book, a great addition to anyone''s architecture/planning library and also is also great for people who just getting into the field of planning. The problem, however is the fact is that it is basically a repetition of everything what has already... See more
Overall this is a great book, a great addition to anyone''s architecture/planning library and also is also great for people who just getting into the field of planning.
The problem, however is the fact is that it is basically a repetition of everything what has already been said in another timeless book by Jan Gehl "Life Between Buildings". I am very fond of all the work produced by Jan Gehl, and in the end I do not regret buying this book, but it is disappointing to see how little afford was actually put into it. Even some of the pictures are directly taken from his other books. In the end, I want to give it a 5 star review, because it is nevertheless a great book, especially for anybody who is not familiar with other books by Jan Gehl, but I have to give a 3 star review, because it is really a sort new edition of Life Between Buildings. At the same time Life Between Buildings provides a far more detailed analysis about public spaces and its social dimension and is just way more engaging, and I would recommend buying it before Cities for People.
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Fodder for every architect and planner
Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2015
A handbook every architect and planner should read.
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Will Change the Way You Think About Cities - [...]
Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2010
I received the book fresh off the press, and the book was filled with fresh ideas about how we design our cities. Gehl has been in the field of architecture and urban design for a long time now. Through "Cities for People" Gehl shares his knowledge and wisdom... See more
I received the book fresh off the press, and the book was filled with fresh ideas about how we design our cities.

Gehl has been in the field of architecture and urban design for a long time now. Through "Cities for People" Gehl shares his knowledge and wisdom that he has acquired through out the years. As a student intending to be an architecture, reading this book completely changed what I thought being an architecture was about.

Who should read this book?

City Politicians - Read this book and better understand your citizens.

Architectures and Urban Planners - Obviously people in the design field should read it. I believe every student would greatly benefit, I know I did.

Citizens! - Yes, I believe citizens should read this book. For those that live in cities improve your voice in city policy by having an understand of how cities work at the human level, your level. For those that don''t live in the city, it will make a well design city a place you desire to live.

Key Concepts

-The most prominent concept in the book is viewing the city through the human perspective. In the past several decades, since the automobile has dominated city life, architecture and urban spaces have been created for the fast pace of the automobile. Buildings are bigger, with less details. Urban spaces are far too large to be enjoyable. Gehl argues that urban planners and architects must begin to view design from a bottom up perspective, from instead of a top down perspective.

-Pictures-- Reading Gehl''s book was an experience. I did not read the book from front to back. I continually flipped ahead to look at the wonderful pictures, to return back and re read a paragraph I just read. Without the pictures in the book, "Cities for People" would be a dull experience. However, there are many pictures used to emphasize certain points. Gehl could have thrown tons of numbers at you(which he does have plenty of statistical data), instead he shows you the difference between a car friendly street and a pedestrian friendly street. He shows how a long street with no windows or lights scares people away, compared to a street with open shops and outdoor cafes have an exuberant human interaction.

-Walking, Bicycling ,Staying and Meeting -- Most of the book focuses on getting more people walking and bicycling as means of transportation. Walking and Cycling can also lead to staying in urban spaces and meeting people.

Table of Contents (Chapter Titles)
1. The Human Dimension
2. Senses and Scale
3. The lively, safe, sustainable, and healthy city
4. The city at eye level
5. Life, space, buildings -- in that order
6. Developing cities

The only criticism I have with the book is that Gehl focuses entirely on out door space. Most of what he tells us should apply to indoors, but it would be nice if Gehl took his ideas into the buildings not just outside.

A Great Architect and another great book. Worth every page turn.
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Sylvie
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A classic
Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2013
Absolute must-have for anyone interested in urban planning, or life... Actually, everyone should read this book. Beautiful illustrations and photos. Gehl is fantastic at breaking down the importance of how we design the places where we live and how to make better places for... See more
Absolute must-have for anyone interested in urban planning, or life... Actually, everyone should read this book. Beautiful illustrations and photos. Gehl is fantastic at breaking down the importance of how we design the places where we live and how to make better places for living!
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Rene Ariza Cruz
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A comprehensive approach about the relation between the human scale and the built environment
Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2013
If you are interested in how to shape cities that take into account the human scale, this book is for you. The Foreword, the Preface, the Six Chapters, the Toolbox and even the Appendix, give the reader a comprehensive approach in relation to how to understand, to study and... See more
If you are interested in how to shape cities that take into account the human scale, this book is for you. The Foreword, the Preface, the Six Chapters, the Toolbox and even the Appendix, give the reader a comprehensive approach in relation to how to understand, to study and to shape the built environment from the standpoint of the people who inhabit it. A must read for architects, urban designers, urban planners and landscape architects (both students and professionals).
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Rafael
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Great book
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2013
Great book about how to better built a city for humans, not only machines. I only down side is that the author is sometimes repetitive
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tallmanbaby
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A classic text in modern urbanism
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 2, 2014
Jan Gehl, cities for people on Kindle If you have any interest at all in cities and urbanism, then you will probably have heard of Jan Gehl and the Copenhagen-ization of cities to make them more pedestrian and cyclist friendly. This is a reasonably accessible book that...See more
Jan Gehl, cities for people on Kindle If you have any interest at all in cities and urbanism, then you will probably have heard of Jan Gehl and the Copenhagen-ization of cities to make them more pedestrian and cyclist friendly. This is a reasonably accessible book that takes you to a world where the car is completely irrelevant and it is pedestrians, cyclists and street life that are paramount. In many ways the book is a continuation of the themes of The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs. Alternatively it is the updated technical annex to Jacobs, it has more facts and figures, and more theory and method, but it is also less readable. If you have not read Jacobs, then you should definitely read her before this. I am a bit stuck for a marking, when I bought this it was under a fiver for the Kindle version and at that price a clear five stars. I’ve just read it on my basic Kindle and it is a very compromised version that you get on Kindle, the illustrations and diagrams are there, but not particularly legible, or inspiring. The text is all there, albeit with quite a few typos. The Kindle price has recently edged up to closer to twenty pounds, and at that price for a Kindle version I would instead recommend buying a physical copy, or perhaps The City Reader by Richard T. LeGates and Frederic Stout.
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Alastair
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Excellent overview in people-centric town planning.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 23, 2018
Very insightful and hugely read-able. I''m not a veracious reader and I got through it in 5 or 6 sittings. Thought provoking, holding a mirror up to society in a way. How we structure our urban areas (in countries which can afford such considerations) says a lot about us....See more
Very insightful and hugely read-able. I''m not a veracious reader and I got through it in 5 or 6 sittings. Thought provoking, holding a mirror up to society in a way. How we structure our urban areas (in countries which can afford such considerations) says a lot about us. Exciting for someone living in Manchester, which, if you believe press releases, is waking up to people-centric and green town planning. Only 4 stars because there are numerous typos and quite repetitive language. Copenhagen is brought in as an example every third page (deservedly so) and it is introduced like somewhere you''ve probably never heard off nearly every time, which grew tiresome by page 180. Most of the photos date to before your average architecture student was born, but it doesn''t detract from the point. Novel and interesting layout.
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 1, 2018
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Richard
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finds a nice balance between the presentation of theory
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 26, 2014
A very well illustrated and argued book. Gehl, as ever, finds a nice balance between the presentation of theory, with examples from the results when such theories are put into practice.
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Cities for people
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 1, 2012
''Cities for people'' is a ''must read'' if you are interested in the development of the the city. It is easy to understand and clearly written. If you are and architect, politician or just commonly interested in your surroundings it would be an important book for you.
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