Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Gehl Architects in China

ImageIn the latest issue of Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs magazine “Focus Denmark” an article puts focus on the collaboration between the City of Chongqing, Energy Foundation and Gehl Architects working for a more people friendly and sustainable city development in Chongqing!

A few quotes from the article:

“We need to get more people to walk because it is good in every sense: it makes a city more vibrant, more safe, more sustainable and healthier. That is positive, but it is actually also the cheapest policy because it is less expensive to invest in design on a human scale than in infrastructure for cars. And we also benefit from lower healthcare costs,”

Jan Gehl

“In China’s new metropolises they still create urban squares and parks, but the streets – which have always been the core of Chinese cities and the hub of street life – have been replaced from one day to the next with motorways”

Kristian Villadsen

To read the full article go to Focus Denmark (p 28)

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