How We Can Design for Soft Cities
6:00 p.m. | Monday, September 30, 2019
A "soft city" is a human-centered city — one that adapts to the needs of its residents and visitors in order to accommodate the pleasures of everyday life. However, this dream is clearly not the reality in most places around the world. What does it take to get from the long commutes and dysfunctional urban environments that we currently experience to these ideal cities? The new book, Soft City, makes a case for density and diversity at the human scale, presented through historical case studies as well as new innovations. Join us for a talk with its author, Gehl creative director David Sim, followed by a panel discussion about the steps we need to take to achieve happiness in the places in which we live, work and play.
+ David Sim / Gehl
+ Benjamin Grant / SPUR
+ Harrison Tucker / CoHab
+ Karen Parolek / Opticos Design