The Danish architect Jan Gehl has been a trailblazer for the type of urban street design that puts pedestrians, cyclists and public transport before private motorists, benefiting the environment, businesses and human beings alike. A film about his work called The Human Scale is to be shown at the Hackney Empire on 23 January next year. Here's the official trailer.
The screening has been organised by Hackney councillor Vincent Stops, an admirer of Gehl and also a policy officer of the transport watchdog London Travelwatch. Hackney's high level of cycling provision has been informed by Gehl's principles, as is the trial pedestrianisation of the Narrow Way. Tickets for The Human Scale are available from the Empire box office now.