The Human Scale
About the Film
About the Director
After one of the worst earthquakes to hit New Zealand, the people of Christchurch took a different approach to rebuilding their city. They studied how their city could serve humans better. They studied car culture, bike lanes, and pedestrian walkways. They studied the work of Jan Gehl, the Danish architect who for 40 years has been analyzing the symbiosis of cities and their inhabitants. With emerging countries and their economies looking at the viability of urban growth, director Andreas Dalsgaard takes us around the world to see how Gehl’s seminal work is being translated within modern city centers like New York, Copenhagen, Chong Quing, and Dahka.
Born 1980, Denmark. Andreas graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2009 and has a B.A. in social anthropology from Aarhus University, 2005. AFGHAN MUSCLES ('07), Dalsgaard’s debut as a documentary director, was a festival hit, winning Best Documentary at AFI Los Angeles. CITIES ON SPEED — BOGOTÁ ('09), selected for IDFA has since won a number of prices and shown in more than 20 countries.
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