The Human Scale

Inspired by the theories of Danish urban planner Jan Gehl, this 2013 documentary travels to a variety of cities around the world — New York, Christchurch, Chongqing — to explore ways that urban design is being rethought in the wake post-WWII planning initiatives that privileged motor vehicles ahead of people and created alienating, costly, unhealthy and inefficient urban environments.

With urban populations skyrocketing world-wide, we face a choice of either planning much more smartly than we have in the past, or going bankrupt as we’re overwhelmed with infrastructure needs that leave huge masses of humanity leading much diminished lives.

The Human Scale screens at the RPL Theatre Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Friday and Sunday at 9 p.m. Here’s the trailer:

 

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your puny human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.

1 thought on “The Human Scale”

  1. This just a movie about the same shit that has gone on for the last 70, maybe 100 years.

    Especially here in Regina.

    As voters, we ( not me ) still elect/vote for the same old.

    By-laws in YQR are needed to ; Limit any city councilor term. 8 years. That is enough.

    If ya can’t get F all done in 4 years, you are a waste of a vote.

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