Life Between Buildings: Using Public Space

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6.0 X 8.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author
Jan Gehl is an architect and professor of urban design at the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. He has been awarded the Sir Patrick Abercrombie Prize for exemplary contributions to town planning by the International Union of Architects as well as an honorary doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
"Thoughtful, beautiful, and enlightening"
--Jane Jacobs
"The partners of pedestrian life he has observed and the recommendations he has made are highly applicable to American cities...A splendid piece of work."
--City- Rediscovering the Center
"This book will have a lasting influence on the future quality of public open spaces. By helping us better understand the large public life of cities, Life Between Buildings can move us toward more lively and healthy public places. Buy this book, find a comfortable place to sit in a public park or plaza, begin reading, look around. You will be surprised at how you will start to see (and design) the world differently."
--Landscape Architecture Magazine
"This book should mark a milestone for studies of the way people attribute meaning to and use public spaces in many countries. Owning it is a must for environmental design teachers and practitioners."
--Plan Canada
"...this is a book that is a great inspiration to me in my work, and I look upon it as one of the classics for all professional or amateur students of architecture and community building, regardless of their age and background, or how short or long their experience may be."
--Ralph Erskine "from the foreword to Life Between Buildings "