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Urbanisation is a global reality with more than 50% of the world’s population living in urban areas. By 2050 this is set to increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why? The Danish architect and renowned urbanist Jan Gehl has studied human behaviour in cities through 40 years. The Human Scale, directed by Andreas Møl Dalsgaard, shares his insights into how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy, into account.
The Human Scale screens on 24 February at the Castle of Good Hope as part of Design Indaba FilmFest 2014. Buy your ticket here.