09 April 2010

Urban renewal: 1955 vs. 2006

How much can general concern about public realm and social life in urban and architectural terms change in 50 years? Take a look at this two documentaries, both intended to raise consciousness about contemporary tendencies to design and ameliorate public realm and city life; the first is an American animation movie from 1955, Man of action (I love the graphics and atmosphere!), and the second, Contested Streets, put out by Transportation Alternatives in 2006, features the well-known danish architect and urban planner, Jan Gehl.




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