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Heart of the city: An interview with Jan Gehl

Main: Photo | Sandra Henningsson

As he passes his 80th birthday, the renowned architect and urban designer Jan Gehl chats to David Blackman about a life and career devoted to spreading the gospel of ‘liveable’ cities

FEATURE_Jan_Gehl2_credit_Ashley_Bristowe_Highres.jpg Jan Gehl is clearly fond of Britain. The godfather of the urban design movement, speaking to The Planner from his Copenhagen home, peppers his conversation with English catchphrases. But that affection doesn’t extend to our traffic engineers. “The worst traffic engineers in the world were from Britai........
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