The Human Scale (2012)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 23m
“The megacity is a reality”

Andreas Dalsgaard’s intricate documentary focuses on groundbreaking Danish architect Jan Gehl, who has closely studied the urban environment and how it is used by humans. The film tracks the importance of Gehl’s work in urban planning and his great belief in reclaiming public spaces to make for an ease of living and synchronicity between the urban landscape and its busy inhabitants. From Copenhagen to New York, Dhakra to Christchurch, Melbourne to Sydney, Gehl has made an indelible mark that continues to grow. The Human Scale is an inspired look at urban sprawl, environmental impact and the change that can actually be realised with a new way of seeing and engaging.

“It’s fascinating how alike and how different cities can be, and more fascinating to imagine what they may become” — The New York Times


Jan Gehl




Denmark, Bangladesh, China, New Zealand, USA