The Human Scale
- Original title
The Human Scale
- Running time
- 83 min.
Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Manuel Alberto Claro, Heikki Färm, Casper Høyberg, Adam Philp, René Strandbygaard
Co-production Denmark-Bangladesh-China-New Zealand-USA; Final Cut for Real
Documentary | Architecture
- Synopsis / Plot
- 50 % of the world's population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why? The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities through 40 years. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account. THE HUMAN SCALE meets thinkers, architects and urban planners across the globe. It questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our planning.
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