Jan Gehl gave a wonderful keynote on ‘Livable cities for the 21st Century - from research to real life!’ on the ESOF 2014.
In his presentation he used many examples to illustrate the many mistakes that architects make when planning cities. Most of these mistakes are still taught in universities although which involes planning buildings from the bird-view. Cities like Brasília for example look great, if you are flying with a helicopter above it (it looks like an eagle, government is the bird’s head, wings are the houses where people live). But if you take a look on the pedestrians view, the city is complete bullocks.
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