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Conscientious Projector for March, 2016: The Human Scale

February 17, 2016

MV5BNjMyODQ0NTI1MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTc1NDAxMDE@._V1_UY268_CR4,0,182,268_AL_50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, by 2050 it will be 80%. Cities have become the primary human habitat. According to revolutionary Danish architect and urban planner Jan Gehl, if we are to make cities sustainable and livable for people we must re-imagine the very foundations of modern urban planning. Filmmaker Andreas M. Dalsgaard examines Gehl’s philosophy and practice in the stunningly photographed documentary The Human Scalethis month’s Conscientious Projector offering, screening on Thursday, March 10, 7:00 p.m. at Armory Center for the Arts.

Gehl has been leading a revolution in urban design. He and his team bring real solutions that promise a more humanistic dimension to cities where people are not displaced by congested streets, skyscrapers, and car-centric urbanism.  Dalsgaard’s film takes us around the world to explore how Gehl and other like minded designers, city planners, and urban activists are transforming such cities as New York, Beijing, Christchurch, and London.

A community discussion follows the film. The Armory is located at 145 N. Raymond in Old Pasadena. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons. 

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