Jan Gehl is an exceptional architect. Actually, he is much more than just an architect. He understands the dynamics and interconnection of the physical and social urban fabric. From a human perspective, Gehl gives practical examples of physical interventions for improving the quality of urban life.
Liveability, safety, health, sustainability and small scale quality: terms used often, but most of the time in a hollow way. That’s why Cities for People is such a great book, hovering between architecture, urban planning, urban sociology, psychology and urban geography. While handing meaningful design suggestions to architects and planners, Jan Gehl enables sociologists and human geographers to transform their more abstract thinking into concrete practice.