The Human Scale

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Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Nov 8, 2013 4:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Nov 8, 2013 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Nov 9, 2013 2:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Nov 9, 2013 6:45 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Nov 10, 2013 1:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Nov 10, 2013 9:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Nov 11, 2013 9:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Nov 12, 2013 9:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Nov 13, 2013 8:45 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Nov 14, 2013 1:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Nov 14, 2013 9:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Nov 15, 2013 9:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Nov 16, 2013 1:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Nov 16, 2013 9:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Nov 17, 2013 9:00 PM
Film Info
Runtime:83 minutes
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Andreas Dalsgaard
Country Listing:Denmark
USA
Bangladesh
China
Copyright:2012
Rating:PG
Cinema Extra
Distributed by:Mongrel Media
Featuring:Jan Gehl
Rob Adams
He Dongquan

Description

Official Selection, Hot Docs 2013

It’s a ticking time bomb. The number of people living in cities will nearly double in the next 40 years, and there isn’t enough time to build the needed infrastructure. According to revolutionary Danish city planner Jan Gehl, even the largest of mega cities must be re-thought and re-designed on a small scale: the human scale. Around 1950, Gehl argues, city planning took on a very specific direction: "bird shit architecture." Driven by the rapid influx of cars, cities were designed to look good from a plane, ignoring the needs of humans below, the needs that can only be observed at eye level. The Human Scale travels around the world to explore how Gehl’s vision of a human megacity—intimate, lively, safe, sustainable and healthy—is being implemented in places like New York, Chongqing and Christchurch.

Director Andreas Dalsgaard will participate in post-screening Skype Q&As on Friday, November 8, at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 9, at 6:45 p.m.