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For Immediate Release: January 28, 2014
Media Contact: Marketing and Communication Department

Jan Gehl discusses improving public life

Authors pose ideas for healthy cities


Times Square, NY after converting a portion of 

Broadway into a public plaza. Image courtesy of Island Press.
Times Square, NY after converting a portion of Broadway into a public plaza. Image courtesy of Island Press.

WHAT
Architect Jan Gehl and public space expert Birgitte Svarre, co-authors of How to Study Public Life, offer principles and research to guide the study of public life in urban settings and how to use the findings to create livable, safe, sustainable, and healthy cities. A book signing follows the talk.

This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy of Denmark and the D.C. Environmental Film Festival. 1.5 LU HSW (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP) / 1.5 PDH (LA CES)

WHERE
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
(Judiciary Square Metro, Red Line)

$12 Member | $12 Student | $20 Non-members. Press passes available.

WHEN
Monday, February 3, 6:30–8 pm

The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution dedicated to advancing the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives. Through its exhibitions, educational programs, online content, and publications, the Museum has become a vital forum for the exchange of ideas and information about the world we build for ourselves. Public inquiries: 202.272.2448 or visit www.nbm.org. Connect with us on Twitter: @BuildingMuseum and Facebook.

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