'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 Penalosa, former Mayor of Bogota , Colombia
'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
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. He lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.