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Gehl Architects Henriette Vamberg, Partner
Making People Visible
OUR OVER-ARCHING GOAL IS TO 
IMPROVE PEOPLES QUALITY OF 
LIFE……
We are curious about why some places 
end up like this – 
Uninviting & deserted
Enjoy yourself in EuroLille
Welcome to the Riverside !!!
…..while other places are created so 
people would like to unfold their life in 
the highest quality
Based on 45 years of research 
• Public Spaces - Public 
Life 
Jan Gehl & Lars 
Gemzøe 
• New City Spaces 
Jan Gehl & Lars...
Walking Animal 
Ground speed 5 km per hour
We use all of our senses in communication
We use all of our senses 
Seeing 
- long range sense 
0-100m 
But you can also see the stars!
5 km per hour
60 km per hour
Princip for fuld side foto 
med 2 linjers overskrift
Princip for fuld side foto 
med 2 linjers overskrift
Public Life
Public Life
Public Life
Melbourne, - 3 mio. Inh.
Public Space in Melbourne; 80% is streets
Places for People Melbourne 
1994 
Places for People Melbourne 
2004
1993 - 2004 From 
1.000 to 10.000 residents in the city 
centre
67%
public space in 1983 
accessible all hours
public space in 1993 
accessible all hours
public space in 2004 
accessible all hours 
accessible business hours 
pedestrian zone - lunchtimes
clear structure 
The brand new Federation Square: 
A major Architectural Landmark and a great Public Space
Extention and modernization of the Streetcar System
extent of bluestone 
paving in 2004 
A policy of wide sidewalks with Bluestone pavements
1983 
 
= 5 dwellings
1987 
 
= 5 dwellings
1992 
738 dwellings 
 
= 5 dwellings
1997 
3,763 dwellings 
 
= 5 dwellings 
 
convenience store
2000 
7,399 dwellings 
 
= 5 dwellings 
 
convenience store
 
= 5 dwellings 
 
convenience store 
2002 
9,895 dwellings
street trees 
since 1993
1992 2005 
1992 
1992
 
curbside cafes in 1983 
Outdoor Cafes 
•
 
• curbside cafes in 1993 
Outdoor Cafes
 
• curbside cafes in 2004 
Outdoor Cafes
New life in the lane ways
• 3311 per cent increase in apartments 1982-2002; 
• 830 per cent more residents 1992-2002; 
• 71 percent more public spac...
Retail 
Residential 
Office Vacancies 
Employment 
Bars and Pubs
Does it pay off to improve the city centre?
From City of Industry to City of Knowledge 
BEFORE: The industries would attract the workforce and the capital. 
The moder...
High quality cities - Gehl Architects Presentation
High quality cities - Gehl Architects Presentation
High quality cities - Gehl Architects Presentation
High quality cities - Gehl Architects Presentation
High quality cities - Gehl Architects Presentation
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High quality cities - Gehl Architects Presentation

  1. 1. Gehl Architects Henriette Vamberg, Partner
  2. 2. Making People Visible
  3. 3. OUR OVER-ARCHING GOAL IS TO IMPROVE PEOPLES QUALITY OF LIFE……
  4. 4. We are curious about why some places end up like this – Uninviting & deserted
  5. 5. Enjoy yourself in EuroLille
  6. 6. Welcome to the Riverside !!!
  7. 7. …..while other places are created so people would like to unfold their life in the highest quality
  8. 8. Based on 45 years of research • Public Spaces - Public Life Jan Gehl & Lars Gemzøe • New City Spaces Jan Gehl & Lars Gemzøe • v
  9. 9. Walking Animal Ground speed 5 km per hour
  10. 10. We use all of our senses in communication
  11. 11. We use all of our senses Seeing - long range sense 0-100m But you can also see the stars!
  12. 12. 5 km per hour
  13. 13. 60 km per hour
  14. 14. Princip for fuld side foto med 2 linjers overskrift
  15. 15. Princip for fuld side foto med 2 linjers overskrift
  16. 16. Public Life
  17. 17. Public Life
  18. 18. Public Life
  19. 19. Melbourne, - 3 mio. Inh.
  20. 20. Public Space in Melbourne; 80% is streets
  21. 21. Places for People Melbourne 1994 Places for People Melbourne 2004
  22. 22. 1993 - 2004 From 1.000 to 10.000 residents in the city centre
  23. 23. 67%
  24. 24. public space in 1983 accessible all hours
  25. 25. public space in 1993 accessible all hours
  26. 26. public space in 2004 accessible all hours accessible business hours pedestrian zone - lunchtimes
  27. 27. clear structure The brand new Federation Square: A major Architectural Landmark and a great Public Space
  28. 28. Extention and modernization of the Streetcar System
  29. 29. extent of bluestone paving in 2004 A policy of wide sidewalks with Bluestone pavements
  30. 30. 1983  = 5 dwellings
  31. 31. 1987  = 5 dwellings
  32. 32. 1992 738 dwellings  = 5 dwellings
  33. 33. 1997 3,763 dwellings  = 5 dwellings  convenience store
  34. 34. 2000 7,399 dwellings  = 5 dwellings  convenience store
  35. 35.  = 5 dwellings  convenience store 2002 9,895 dwellings
  36. 36. street trees since 1993
  37. 37. 1992 2005 1992 1992
  38. 38.  curbside cafes in 1983 Outdoor Cafes •
  39. 39.  • curbside cafes in 1993 Outdoor Cafes
  40. 40.  • curbside cafes in 2004 Outdoor Cafes
  41. 41. New life in the lane ways
  42. 42. • 3311 per cent increase in apartments 1982-2002; • 830 per cent more residents 1992-2002; • 71 percent more public space 1994-2004; • 62 per cent more students in the CDB 1993-2004; • 275 per cent more cafes and restaurants 1993-2004; • pedestrian traffic has nearly doubled In the Bourke Street Mall between 1993 and 2004 from 43,000 people per day to 81,000; • Night time pedestrian traffic has increased 98 per cent 1993-2004 reflecting the growth of bars and café’s and a safer, more welcoming environment
  43. 43. Retail Residential Office Vacancies Employment Bars and Pubs
  44. 44. Does it pay off to improve the city centre?
  45. 45. From City of Industry to City of Knowledge BEFORE: The industries would attract the workforce and the capital. The modernistic city model was developed following this principle. NOW: The workforce is attracted by places offering a high quality of life. The workplaces and the capital go where the skilled workforce is. This is the knowledge city.

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