Last week's record setting premiere of the Avengers movie franchise inspired the launch of a planning and design themed legion of superheroes on Twitter. Sommer Mathis interviews the urbanist behind the mask.
May 11, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Famed urbanist Jan Gehl looks back at the writing and thought on how people use the urban environment -- including his own -- over the past 40 years.
Oct 24, 2011 Life & Urbanism
Want to prevent crime and keep people safe in traffic? Jan Gehl says the solution is to mix up pedestrians, bikes and cars into "shared spaces."
Jun 15, 2011 Streetsblog
Jan Gehl talks about the problematic history of architecture, landscape architecture and yes, planning, when it comes to building cities for people rather than celebrating form for its own sake.
Apr 15, 2011 ASLA's The Dirt blog
Jan Gehl sits down with Greg Linsday to talk about his new book, <em>Cities for People</em>, if Phoenix could take lessons from New York, and "the needs of the urban habitat of homo sapiens."
Sep 26, 2010 Fast Company
The man behind the plan? Danish urbanist Jan Gehl has been quietly working behind the scenes on New York's transformation to pedestrian paradise.
Sep 20, 2010 Capital New York
Few children's books skillfully cover the subject of urban planning. Opinion
Jul 25, 2010 By
Kaid Benfield introduces Jan Gehl and Walter Hook's principals to promote "environmentally sustainable and socially equitable transportation worldwide."
Jun 28, 2010 Sustainable Cities Colletive
<p>A portion of New York City's most storied thoroughfare is being transformed with a physically protected bicycle lane and added space for pedestrians, cafe tables and benches.</p>
Jul 13, 2008 The New York Times
<p>A major plan to improve Sydney's walkability, urban design and public transit system have been applauded throughout the city. The only problem is figuring out how to pay for it.</p>
Mar 27, 2008 The Sydney Morning Herald