Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Oliver Schulze 4th October 2011

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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

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

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