The Human Scale: Denmark, Documentary
This film deals with the urbanization of cities in China and Bangladesh, which are supporting cars, not people, whilst cities like Copenhagen and New York, which had been built for the automobile, are now focussing in the other direction, i.e. turning streets into people-friendly areas with seating and meeting places, as well as bicycle lanes. The film lastly portrays Christchurch, a city in transition after the devastating earthquakes—it has the unique opportunity to build a people-oriented city. The story is told through the eyes of Danish guru, Jan Gehl, who has studied cities for years “First we shape our cities, then our cities shape us”.