For more than three decades Jan Gehl, a practicing Urban Design Consultant and Professor of Urban Design at the School of Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark, has been part of an effort to create animated public spaces and to transform the roadways of Copenhagen into pedestrian and bicycle friendly streets, while still providing for the car. He has advised numerous other European cities, worked extensively in Melbourne, Australia and is now helping the City of New York create new public spaces, "shared streets" and bicycle strategies.
As Philadelphia explores similar initiatives what are the lessons from other world cities?
Friday, December 5, 2008
8:30 -11 AM
1218 Arch Street
Continental breakfast 8:30 AM
Program starts 9:15 AM
This event, sponsored by the Center City District, is open to the public. RSVP by December 1st to Carol Raffa at email@example.com or call 215.440.5500.