Danish architect Jan Gehl is one of the world’s foremost experts on transforming public spaces and creating walking-friendly environments. He led the development of London, England’s ambitious pedestrian plan, and he is an important influence in New York’s recent transformation of its streets (discussed in the latest Spacing Radio podcast).
He will be speaking for free in Toronto at the Design Exchange on June 3. Here are some details:
Public Spaces & Public Life for the 21st century
A Discussion with Danish Architect Jan Gehl
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Design Exchange
234 Bay Street, Toronto
Free admission to all
A presentation and discussion of Jan Gehl’s work and research in the area of public space design — from the revitalization of some of the world’s most important urban streets to waterfront redevelopment. Mr. Gehl will discuss his criteria for creating good ublic spaces using lessons from his recent work in places such as ew York, San Francisco, and Melbourne.