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Soft City — The Masterclass

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Gehl — Making Cities for People

Vesterbrogade 24, 5th floor

1620 Copenhagen

Denmark

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The book Soft City – Building Density for Everyday Life by David Sim has exceeded our expectations with global success across bookstores. With overwhelming feedback and dialogue amongst readers, we have been inspired to develop a Gehl Masterclass, providing a unique insight into the book’s themes and how they can be put into practice.




Join us to experience Gehl led lectures, guest expert deep dives, interactive panel discussions, fireside chats, Soft City excursions in Copenhagen and Malmö, and cosy social events.


Date
13 - 15 May (Wednesday - Friday)

Place
Copenhagen, Denmark

Goodies
— Three-day tailored programme led by David Sim
Teaching and working sessions with leading thematic experts
Open dialogue session with Gehl founders Jan Gehl & Helle Søholt
Light breakfast & lunch for the three days, and one dinner, plus treats
Signed copy of Soft City

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Transport to and from Copenhagen
Accommodation during the masterclass
Additional food and drinks
Travel insurance

Cost
€2,200 plus VAT

Registration
Sign-up by March 31

Complete program to follow.
If you have any questions please send us an email to masterclass@gehlpeople.com



The inaugural Soft City Masterclass offers an intensive three-day deep dive into the concepts, principles and design elements presented in the book Soft City - Building Density for Everyday Life. Led by David Sim, each day will focus on one of the book’s three chapters. We’ll begin with a Gehl led lecture, where you’ll explore the chapter’s topic and be presented with new materials. Then, a deep dive session with an industry-leading expert, immersing you in the details. Next, a tailored excursion, where you’ll be guided through Copenhagen and Malmö to experience the day’s focus area in reality.

If you’re a professional within the development or management of the built environment and are working for more liveable, resilient and sustainable places - this masterclass will give you a depth of knowledge, references and unique experiences to progress your work and communicate the values of a Soft City approach amongst your peers.



Programme outline

Day 1

Building Blocks — How to make density work for people’s everyday lives?

Here we will investigate how spatial layout and the programming of space can enhance colocation, making density and diversity work for people in their everyday lives.

“There are many arguments for increasing density. With rapid urbanisation and dwindling resources, we have to use existing infrastructure more efficiently, make better use of resources we have - specifically the space we have - and make what we build work harder for us. Greater density alone is not going to give us better lives, no real benefit comes from only being more spatially efficient.
True urban quality comes from accommodating density and diversity of building types and uses in the same place. We believe that different, even conflicting, uses and users can coexist and enjoy the convenience of colocation if they are accommodated in an urban framework that lets them be good neighbours to each other.”

Day 2

Getting About and Getting On — What does 21st-century urban mobility look like and how can it be delivered?

Here we will breakdown the elements required to provide more equitable and sustainable urban mobility systems and investigate how this approach applies to varied urban context.

“Urban mobility is also about social mobility. The business of getting about connects you not just to where you are going, but also to the places you pass and the people you meet on the way. To overcome persistent congestion and the segregation of places, urban mobility infrastructure and its accessibility has to include the human experience - from door to door - whilst readdressing the balance of mobility options for people in different urban and socio-economic context.”

Day 3

Living with the Weather — How embracing the changing weather can enhance quality of life?

Here you will learn more about building design elements that connect people to the elements whilst promoting a better quality of life. Experts in climate and urban resilience will guide us through the current challenges facing cities and what responses are needed to ensure a sustainable future.

“As more and more people live in densifying built environments, the importance of spending time outdoors, encountering natural phenomena and learning to live closer to seasonal cycles of weather increases. The everyday experience of being connected to nature is a key factor in long-term health and well-being. Spending time outdoors also presents opportunities to meet other people and have shared encounters.
Everyone does not necessarily need their own garden, but they should have access to a range of outdoor spaces and experiences. These spaces can bring them closer to nature and help them live better with the weather.”


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Vesterbrogade 24, 5th floor

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Denmark

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