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October 2011 Street Talk by Oliver Schulze, Director, Gehl Architects. Brought to you by Movement for Liveable London -

October 2011 Street Talk by Oliver Schulze, Director, Gehl Architects. Brought to you by Movement for Liveable London -
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Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Oliver Schulze 4th October 2011 Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Oliver Schulze 4th October 2011 Presentation Transcript

  • Movement for Liveable London - Oliver Schulze, Gehl Architects, 04. Oct 2011
    People first
    Putting the public back into the public realm
  • International Experience – Brighton, UK
  • International Experience – Los Angeles, US
  • Starbucks, Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica
  • Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London
  • Copenhagen - Poets of the everyday
  • Development of car-free streets and squares (1968 – 1995)
    In 1962
    The first pedestrian
    promenade is introduced
    By 1973
    Car-free street network
    is developed
    1973-2005
    More and more squares
    are made car-free
  • Copenhagen - Impact of improving domestic living standards
  • Copenhagen - Impact of improving domestic living standards
  • Copenhagen - Impact of improving domestic living standards
  • Copenhagen - Impact of improving domestic living standards
  • Evolution over time
  • ‘The Lively City’ - Literal definition (1/3)
    The lively city is active and in motion
    © Julie Holck
  • ‘The Lively City’ - Scientific definition (2/3)
    The lively city is alive in the organic sense – it lives as a sustainable organism in balance with its surroundings
    © Julie Holck
  • ‘The Lively City’ - Existential definition (3/3)
    Existential – the lively city is a city that evokes the feeling of being alive
    © Julie Holck
  • Gehl in Los Angeles
  • Figueroa Corridor
    Los Angeles
  • Parking Lot Density
  • Sealed private lots for parking
  • Squaremiles of asphalt
  • Stormwater issues?
  • Iconic pipes!
  • Enter the Flying Pig…
  • Complete with curbside dining…
  • Creating public life on Car Park No.2
  • Beware: Life Follows Taco!
  • PiñaKrackalada @ Kogibbq.com
  • FIGUEROA CORRIDOR SURVEY SEPTEMBER 8-10th 2010
    Students - USC
    Students – UCLA
    Employees - Figueroa Corridor BID
    Design team representatives
    Client representatives
    Public Life Public Space Survey
  • SURVEYED AREAS / LOCATIONS
    Public Life Public Space Survey
  • Making people visible
    Indicator:
    Movement
    Where are people going?
  • Figueroa DNA:
    EVENTS
    Extreme fluctuations of footfall – from ’abandonment’ to ’intense’
    Lively streets only in connection with event access and egress
    Staples Center; “Walking with the Dinosaurs” Exhibition
    Public Life Public Space Survey
  • Making people visible
    Indicator:
    Resting
    Where do people spend time?
  • Figueroa DNA:
    STATIONARY ACTIVITY
    Public Life Public Space Survey
  • Figueroa DNA:
    EXPOSITION PARK SOUTH
    • Note: 6pm was the largest hour of activity in our entire survey
    • AM: Totally empty except for a few joggers making laps in the large parking lot as if it were a running track
    • Mid-day: Empty
    • Late afternoon great spike in activities as the food trucks arrive to serve the stationary activities—large numbers of
    children playing, physical activities, and people sitting and standing
    Public Life Public Space Survey
  • Class C cycle track
  • Exit Los Angeles
  • Gehl in New York City
  • New York City - World-Class Streets
  • Vision for Broadway
    Access is allowed butthrough traffic is prohibitedPedestrian space is reclaimed at major intersections of Avenues and Streets
  • Claiming back open space from the car
  • Madison Square diet
  • Instant use
  • Estimated cost $1.5 million - DOT used in-house staff
  • Cheaper than pizza
  • Madison Square Park
  • © New York Times
    Reclaiming space in the street
  • Times Square - before
  • Times Square - after
  • Download full report at gehlarchitects.dk