Talking with the American Society for Landscape Architects (ASLA), Gehl gave landscape architects some credit:
"The landscape architects, maybe they are the nicest. I always felt, visiting landscape schools, that they had a nicer atmosphere. They were closer to the ground. But still the education concerning people is very weak if nonexistent."
Gehl makes a plea for turning the attention of the professionals to making cities for people:
"They would be safer because if people are using a city it will be safer. They would be more sustainable because suddenly it'd be much easier to make cities where we can have a good quality public transportation system, where we can walk in style and dignity to and from the station day and night in safety and have a good time doing it."