"The Human Scale" film screening

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Building 3, 3-133
33 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

Over half 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.

Sponsored by the Department of Urban Studies & Planning (DUSP), the Massachusetts Association for Consulting Planners (MACP), and the Mass Chapter of APA, with movie snacks and opportunities to network with urban planners and colleagues before/after the show.

Event Type

Community Event, Conferences/Seminars/Lectures

Events By Interest

Arts/Music/Film, Sustainability

Events By Audience

Public, MIT Community, Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff

Events By School

School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P)

Department
Department of Urban Studies & Planning
Contact Email

eglenn@mit.edu

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