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  • Film programme "Estonian Green Movement 25!" | W 24.04 Time 18.00

    The Human Scale

    Linnaruum |

    Director: Andreas Dalsgaard

    Country: Denmark

    Year: 2012

    Length: 84'

    Language: In English

    Introduction by Mari J├╝ssi.

    50 % of the world's population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why? The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities through 40 years. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account. THE HUMAN SCALE meets thinkers, architects and urban planners across the globe. It questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our planning.

    Film is supported by  Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus.