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SUMMARY ✓ Cities for People Í For than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use—or could use—the spaces where they live and work In this revolutionary book Gehl presents his latest work creating or recreating cityscapes on a human scale He clearly expGing demographics and changing lifestyles Gehl explains how to develop cities that are lively safe sustainable and healthyThe book is extensively illustrated with over 700 photos and drawings of examples from Gehl’s work around the globe. This book covers a wide breadth of urban design and land use concepts from high level land use and planning in cities through to the importance of complexity of facades and the number of permeable portals within them ie windows doors This book doesn't go too much into detail for each of the topics You won't be reading through table after table of objective figures but that's a good thing in my opinion Firstly the book would be multiple times longer and a drudge to get through Instead pictures are used throughout the book to get the point across makes sense why the book was a 3 digit megabyte download which any person who has walked around in a city or a suburb will be able to understand – as we all have a similar sense and fear of high speed automobiles avoid dark areas and generally don't find it pleasant to be along a static and boring streetI found this book to be incredible easy to read and is structured in a way to drill into your mind major urbanism concepts without being repetitive Depending on the person I think it may be a better book as a first foray into urbanism than the Life and Death of Great American CitiesOn the formatting of the book This book was available on Kobo plus so I read it electronically on my device and had no issues with formatting or display of the content and many images

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Latest work creating or recreating cityscapes on a human scale He clearly explains the methods and tools he uses to reconfigure unworkable cityscapes into the landscapes he believes they should be cities for peopleTaking into account chan. The harshest thing I can say about the book is that it can be summed up well by its title I guess that means it has a good title It has lots of helpful graphics that really add to the book Really they’re fundamental to the book For some reason I wanted practical tools to be outlined in this book I’m not sure why though I’m not an urban planner or architect

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Cities for PeopleFor than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use or could use the spaces where they live and work In this revolutionary book Gehl presents his. I write this review from the perspective of a lay person I’m not an architect or an urban planner – I am a real estate agent So perhaps I’m best described as an interested observerHowever I really like this book I’ve read a few other urban planning books and as some of the other reviewers suggest this book doesn’t necessarily break a ton of new ground But the main reason I’m giving this book high marks is for the pictures The pictures are outstanding I’d estimate that roughly 40% of the book is pictures that are perfect examples of the illustrations written in the text They really bring the words alive and give you pause to think about the cityscapes in your own experienceYou barely even need to read this book to feel its effects Simply viewing the pictures and reading their captions could convey the author’s complete sentiment I found it to be very accessible – using very little specialized language or terms