URBACT TALK: CITIES FOR PEOPLE
 Camilla VAN DEURS, Architect MAA, PhD, Partner in
Gehl Architects, External Professor of ...
GEHL ARCHITECTS - URBAN QUALITY CONSULTANTS
A SMALL MULTIDICIPLINARY OFFICE IN
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Three questions…
1. Can you measure what you
care about?
Measure systems and
characteristics of things or
measure people and outcomes
(heal...
WE ARE INTERESTED IN WHY
SOME PLACES ENDS UP
BECOMING UNINTERESTING,
UNSAFE AND DESERTED
… WHILE OTHER PLACES
ARE INCLUSIVE,
INSPIRING, SAFE AND
LIVELY
57 countries in 5 years
Public Space-Public Life Studies
- Across geography
Summer weekday
Copenhagen 1968, 1986, 1995 and 2005
UDVIKLINGEN AF GÅGADER I INDRE KØBENHAVN
Who is invited to the city?
Number of cafe chairs throughout
Copenhagen inner city
The number of café chairs rose by 61% b...
Brighton New Road beforeShared spaces in cities….
… and after
TRAFFIC SAFETY AUDIT
93% REDUCTION IN MOTORISED TRAFFIC - CAR SPEED FALLEN TO <13MPH
22% INCREASE IN CYCLING, 150% INCREAS...
2. WILL PLANNERS AND
ARCHITECTS HAVE A
LARGER ROLE IN PUBLIC
HEALTH THAN MEDICAL
PROFESSIONALS?
Mexico City
Time spent in traffic average 4 hours
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
U
SA
Canada
U
nited
Kingdom
France
Italy
G
erm
any
Sweden
A
ustria
N
etherlands
Switzerland
D
enm
ar...
37%
Physical health improves – cycling everyday makes you live longer
•Studies show physical
activity is more
important than w...
Money invested
50% earned in 7
extra years of
productive life
20% saved on
fewer days of
illness
30% on health care
savings
3. CAN WE SHIFT THE
DISCOURSE ABOUT
SUSTAINABILITY?
ØRESTAD IS FULL OF SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS –
BUT IS IT SUSTAINABLE AS A WHOLE?
A CITY OF SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS?
CROWNE PLAZA - WORLD’S FIRST NET ZERO HOTEL
Green Key
Net Zero
Carbon Neutral
A CITY OF SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS?
DOES ØRESTAD ADDRESS SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND HOLISTICALLY CONCEIVED
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS?
Should we be focussing on Livability instead?
Sustainability is about the
viatality of the planet
tomorrow
A global issue
...
Case : Christchurch
Before November 2009
City Mall
After March 2011
City Mall
DRAFT RECONSTRUCTION
PLAN FOR CHRISTCHURCH
A DISTINCTIVE CITY
DISTINCTIVE CITY PROVIDES THE FRAMEWORK FROM
WHICH A WELL-DESIGNED CENTRAL CITY WILL DEVELOP.
AVON RIVE...
We can exemplfy
change rather than
lobby for it!
Urban prototyping as a
way to ensure effective
use of resources, time
and...
WORLD CLASS STREETS
GEHL ARCHITECTS UNDERTAKES A PUBLIC SPACE & PUBLIC
LIFE SURVEY. THE WORK IS PUBLISHED BY DOT 2008
PUBLIC SPACES
ARE HARD TO
GET TO
Columbus Circle - before
Columbus Circle - after
The pilots focused on areas where success was most likely –
People cycled already and traffic was ...
Times Square - before
Times Square - after
40% decrease in pedestrian injuries in Times Square
74% of New Yorkers say Times Square has improved dramatically
42% of N...
Thank you!
Camilla van Deurs – Gehl Architects
Partner, Architect MAA, PhD
External professor of Urban Design,
KUA
Boardme...
Summer University 2013: URBACT Talk - Camilla Van Deurs "CITIES FOR PEOPLE"
Summer University 2013: URBACT Talk - Camilla Van Deurs "CITIES FOR PEOPLE"
Summer University 2013: URBACT Talk - Camilla Van Deurs "CITIES FOR PEOPLE"
Summer University 2013: URBACT Talk - Camilla Van Deurs "CITIES FOR PEOPLE"
Summer University 2013: URBACT Talk - Camilla Van Deurs "CITIES FOR PEOPLE"
Summer University 2013: URBACT Talk - Camilla Van Deurs "CITIES FOR PEOPLE"
Summer University 2013: URBACT Talk - Camilla Van Deurs "CITIES FOR PEOPLE"
Summer University 2013: URBACT Talk - Camilla Van Deurs "CITIES FOR PEOPLE"
Summer University 2013: URBACT Talk - Camilla Van Deurs "CITIES FOR PEOPLE"
Summer University 2013: URBACT Talk - Camilla Van Deurs "CITIES FOR PEOPLE"
Summer University 2013: URBACT Talk - Camilla Van Deurs "CITIES FOR PEOPLE"
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  • En måte å takle samfunnets og byens mange problemer- del af den overordnete grøne plan for Mexico City. - det er veldig få som sykler 1% så der er det ikke mange velgere- så også strategisk i å spre det ut på flere intensjoner
  • Grunden til at mange ringer til København, men har ikke altid været sådan
  • Easy access to daily physical activity promotes flourishing health and general well-being – social, mental as well as physical
  • Gridsystem, CBD med högre byggnader
  • Första – inga dödsfall men försvagade byggnader. 22 Feb – 184 döda, många skadade byggnader... En av de kraftigaste vibrationer i ett urbant områden någonsin.
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  • Summer University 2013: URBACT Talk - Camilla Van Deurs "CITIES FOR PEOPLE"

    1. 1. URBACT TALK: CITIES FOR PEOPLE  Camilla VAN DEURS, Architect MAA, PhD, Partner in Gehl Architects, External Professor of Urban Design KUA, Boardmember Danish Architects Association Title of Your Presentation 2
    2. 2. GEHL ARCHITECTS - URBAN QUALITY CONSULTANTS A SMALL MULTIDICIPLINARY OFFICE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
    3. 3. Three questions…
    4. 4. 1. Can you measure what you care about? Measure systems and characteristics of things or measure people and outcomes (health, happiness, safety). Create design and policy incentives that foster sustainable behavior
    5. 5. WE ARE INTERESTED IN WHY SOME PLACES ENDS UP BECOMING UNINTERESTING, UNSAFE AND DESERTED
    6. 6. … WHILE OTHER PLACES ARE INCLUSIVE, INSPIRING, SAFE AND LIVELY
    7. 7. 57 countries in 5 years
    8. 8. Public Space-Public Life Studies - Across geography Summer weekday
    9. 9. Copenhagen 1968, 1986, 1995 and 2005
    10. 10. UDVIKLINGEN AF GÅGADER I INDRE KØBENHAVN
    11. 11. Who is invited to the city? Number of cafe chairs throughout Copenhagen inner city The number of café chairs rose by 61% between 1986-1995 The number increased by another 47% between 1995-2005 Number of parking spaces in Copenhagen inner city 23% of inner city parking was removed between 1986-1995 Another 13% was removed between 1995-2005
    12. 12. Brighton New Road beforeShared spaces in cities….
    13. 13. … and after
    14. 14. TRAFFIC SAFETY AUDIT 93% REDUCTION IN MOTORISED TRAFFIC - CAR SPEED FALLEN TO <13MPH 22% INCREASE IN CYCLING, 150% INCREASE IN PEDESTRIAN ACTIVITY 600% INCREASE IN LINGERING ACTIVITY
    15. 15. 2. WILL PLANNERS AND ARCHITECTS HAVE A LARGER ROLE IN PUBLIC HEALTH THAN MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS?
    16. 16. Mexico City
    17. 17. Time spent in traffic average 4 hours
    18. 18. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 U SA Canada U nited Kingdom France Italy G erm any Sweden A ustria N etherlands Switzerland D enm ark PercentofObesity 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 PercentofWalk,CycleandPublicTransit Obesity Walk, Cycle, Public Transit Source: Pucher and Dijkstra, “Promoting Safe Walking and Cycling to Improve Public Health, Am Journal of Public Health, Sep 2003. CourtesyofGilPeñalosa
    19. 19. 37%
    20. 20. Physical health improves – cycling everyday makes you live longer •Studies show physical activity is more important than weight for health •Danish studies show cycling regularly for 20 years can increase your life span by 7 years
    21. 21. Money invested 50% earned in 7 extra years of productive life 20% saved on fewer days of illness 30% on health care savings
    22. 22. 3. CAN WE SHIFT THE DISCOURSE ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY?
    23. 23. ØRESTAD IS FULL OF SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS – BUT IS IT SUSTAINABLE AS A WHOLE?
    24. 24. A CITY OF SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS? CROWNE PLAZA - WORLD’S FIRST NET ZERO HOTEL Green Key Net Zero Carbon Neutral
    25. 25. A CITY OF SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS? DOES ØRESTAD ADDRESS SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND HOLISTICALLY CONCEIVED ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS?
    26. 26. Should we be focussing on Livability instead? Sustainability is about the viatality of the planet tomorrow A global issue Livability is about the lifestyle of people today A local issue
    27. 27. Case : Christchurch
    28. 28. Before November 2009 City Mall
    29. 29. After March 2011 City Mall
    30. 30. DRAFT RECONSTRUCTION PLAN FOR CHRISTCHURCH
    31. 31. A DISTINCTIVE CITY DISTINCTIVE CITY PROVIDES THE FRAMEWORK FROM WHICH A WELL-DESIGNED CENTRAL CITY WILL DEVELOP. AVON RIVER PARK/PAPAWAI TAKAROŌ
    32. 32. We can exemplfy change rather than lobby for it! Urban prototyping as a way to ensure effective use of resources, time and money
    33. 33. WORLD CLASS STREETS GEHL ARCHITECTS UNDERTAKES A PUBLIC SPACE & PUBLIC LIFE SURVEY. THE WORK IS PUBLISHED BY DOT 2008
    34. 34. PUBLIC SPACES ARE HARD TO GET TO
    35. 35. Columbus Circle - before
    36. 36. Columbus Circle - after The pilots focused on areas where success was most likely – People cycled already and traffic was minimal
    37. 37. Times Square - before
    38. 38. Times Square - after
    39. 39. 40% decrease in pedestrian injuries in Times Square 74% of New Yorkers say Times Square has improved dramatically 42% of NYC residents shop in Times Square more often 84% more people are lingering (eg. Reading, eating) The percentage of area employees satisfied with the Times Square experience increased by 72% (from 43% to 74% of those surveyed)
    40. 40. Thank you! Camilla van Deurs – Gehl Architects Partner, Architect MAA, PhD External professor of Urban Design, KUA Boardmember, Danish Architects Association

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