Streetsblog: A Streetside Chat with Architecht Jan Gehl

International Livable Streets Superstar Jan Gehl was originally going to speak in Los Angeles earlier this year as part of the Imagine Green L.A. series put on by the now-defunct Livable Places.  While Jan isn’t coming to Los Angeles anytime soon, his firm is working closely with NYCDOT and the results are a pretty impressive plan to increase pedestrian amenities in the Big Apple.  A lot of what Gehl and Streetsblog EIC Aaron Naperstek discuss is New-York-Centric but the truths and theories are universal and can be applied to Los Angeles or any American city.

If one Gehl film isn’t enough, this isn’t the first time he’s been featured in a Streetfilm.

  • The interview with Jahn Gehl from the film “Congested Streets” quite literally changed the arc of my life, research, and writing. This makes his comments about loud buses count doubly so. The MTA in Los Angeles has some of the most insane bus noises, at unprecedented volumes, that I have ever had the displeasure of being hammered with.

    Yay for Gehl. Nay on bus noise.

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