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Cities at a Human Scale: An Interview with Andreas Dalsgaard

From the Archived "Cardus Audio" Series

July 24, 2014

Andreas Dalsgaard is a documentary filmmaker and director of The Human Scale, a film directly influenced by Jan Gehl (Cities for People) about how important it is to think of our cities in terms of places for people.

Audio Length: 00:23:31


Andreas Dalsgaard is a documentary filmmaker and director of The Human Scale, a film directly influenced by Jan Gehl (Cities for People) about how important it is to think of our cities in terms of places for people.

What I hadn't realized before I sort of threw myself into the topic was the impact that the physical environment of a city has on culture, on well-being, on how we get about, how we live together. This was a total eye-opener for me, and as a social anthropologist, of course, it was also completely in line with what I was interested in beforehand. So just seeing that connection made it evident for me that I had to make a film about this topic, to make people aware of what the physical environment—what architecture—can really do and how it affects our lives.

Click here to visit the film site for The Human Scale.

Topics: Cities, Culture, Film