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Jan Gehl: Cities for People

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Sebastián Romero

Photo: Ursula Bach, Municipality of Copenhagen

"You architects, why don't you really care about people? What you do greatly affects people's lives, yet you don't learn anything about people in school," his wife, a psychologist, said to a young Jan Gehl, just graduated as an architect from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. It was this question that, in the sixties, led him to hit the streets and try to learn everything he hadn't learned in school.