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November 17, 2005

DDDb Media Release: Exploring Ratner's Public Spaces With Acclaimed Danish Architect/Urban Planner Jan Gehl

Public Space Specialist to Tour and Observe Forest City Ratner's Brooklyn Developments and Proposed Atlantic Yards Site and Plan

WHAT: A walking tour of downtown Brooklyn and Jan Gehl's reactions to the design and use of public spaces.

WHEN: Friday, November 18th. 10:15AM to 12:15 PM

WHERE: Meet at Metrotech Mall and Jay Street (at Myrtle Avenue) A/C to Jay Street Borough Hall, 2/3 to Borough Hall (see map here: http://tinyurl.com/deffw)

BROOKLYN—On Friday November 18 at 10:15 AM internationally acclaimed urban planner Jan Gehl will visit downtown Brooklyn, including Metrotech, Fulton Mall, Atlantic Terminal Mall, Atlantic Center Mall, and the site of the Atlantic Yards plan. He will comment on public space and the transportation infrastructure in downtown Brooklyn.

The press is invited and encouraged to attend.

Jan Gehl is a Danish architect, Professor of Urban Design and Director of the Center for Public Space Research at the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. He is author of several books including Life Between Buildings and the Public Spaces and Public Life series. He has designed projects around the world and specializes in the planning of public spaces.

WHO:
-- Danish Architect/Urban Designer Jan Gehl and Renowned Public Space Specialist -- Hunter College Urban Planning Professor Dr. Tom Angotti -- Paul Steely White, Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives -- Members of Brooklyn civic and community groups

RSVP suggested: Call 917-701-3056

Jan Gehl's CV: http://www.gehl.dk/Gehl.html

More on Jan Gehl from the Project for Public Spaces: http://www.pps.org/info/placemakingtools/placemakers/jgehl

Posted by lumi at November 17, 2005 8:59 PM