Skip to content

Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

EVENT – The Human Scale: Film Screening and Discussion at the Rio, Nov. 8th


Read more articles by

Spacing Events Vancouver Banner
The Human Scale: Film Screening and Discussion
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 8th – Doors and reception 6:00 pm | Movie 7:00 pm
WHERE: The Rio Theatre
ADMISSION:  Tickets will be $10 at the door. RSVP here: 

Join the Planning Institute of BC’s South Coast Chapter for a screening and discussion of The Human Scale, in celebration of World Town Planning Day!

“50 % of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why? The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities through 40 years. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account.”

Speakers include:
Marta Farevaag, FCIP RPP Principal – PFS Studio
Andrew Pask Planner – City of Vancouver
Jennifer Fix, MCIP RPP Associate – Dialog Design
Lorraine Copas Executive Director – SPARC BC
Stewart Burgess — Carscadden Architects, VPSN and Heritage Vancouver