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Cities for the Future: Where Life Meets Design

Cities around the world are bracing for a growth spurt. With over half of the global population living in urban centers, and another 2.5 billion expected to join them by 2050, it’s time to rethink the traditional car-centric cityscape. But what goes into designing a sustainable city that can withstand the challenges of cars, climate change and rapid population growth?

Architect Jan Gehl is credited for helping turn Copenhagen into one of the world’s most livable cities over the past several decades. Gehl’s focus on making cities for people has influenced urban planning globally—including right here in San Francisco. Can other, less affluent cities around the world benefit from this human-centered approach to urban design?

Join us for a conversation with renowned architect and urban planner Jan Gehl and urban designer Laura Crescimano on building sustainable cities that make public life healthier, more inclusive and more dynamic.

June 3, 2019

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Jan Gehl

Architect and Founding Partner, Gehl Architects

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Laura Crescimano

Co-Founder and Principal, SiteLab Urban Studio

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Liz Ogbu

Founder and Principal, Studio O

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Greg Dalton

Founder and Host, Climate One