Tuesday, January 29, 2013

From Gehl Architects making cities for people — Densification is the Key

Photo from New Road, Brighton UK. Gehl Architects-implemented streetscape project.
Gehl Architects Co-Founder Helle Søholt said densification was the key — not necessarily height but compactness — and cited Barcelona as one of Europe’s densest and yet most popular cities. “It doesn’t mean the public spaces are cramped and dark: the spaces between the buildings are very nice and have a human scale,” she said and further commented, “Spain might not be a great economic model at the moment but Barcelona’s compactness and liveliness are absolutely admirable.” Read more: Densification is the key « making cities for people …

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