Life Between Buildings: Using Public Space

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Danish Architectural Press, 2006 - Architecture - 200 pages
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“. . .thoughtful, beautiful, and enlightening...”
—Jane Jacobs
 
“This book will have a lasting infl uence on the future quality of public open spaces. By helping us better understand the larger public life of cities, Life between Buildings can only move us toward more lively and healthy public places. Buy this book, fi nd 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

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Contents

Foreword
7
Outdoor Activities and Quality of Outdoor Space
31
Life Between Buildings in Current Social Situations
49
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

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.

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