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*Movie Night - The Human Scale

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*Movie Night - The Human Scale

Time: June 24, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: St Patrick's Church, corner of 13th Ave and Main Street
Street: 2881 Main Street
City/Town: Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory
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Phone: 604.617.8624
Event Neighbourhood and Type: mount, pleasant, movie, food, discussion
Organized By: A Better City
Latest Activity: Jun 24, 2014

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Join A Better City, the Congress of New Urbanism, and the Residents Association of Mount Pleasant for a free movie night featuring the award-winning 2013 documentary The Human Scale.

Come for food and drink--healthy and local--at 6:30, a short update on happenings in Mount Pleasant at 7:00 and the movie starts at 7:15. It runs for an hour and 15 minutes.

About the movie:
"It's either cars or humans," says revolutionary architect Jan Gehl when asked how to accommodate the nearly 6.5 billion who will be living in cities by 2050. From NYC to Chongqing China, this provocative and controversial film challenges status quo notions of urban planning and offers hope on making cities more sustainable and livable for all.

50 % of the world's population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why? The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities through 40 years. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account. THE HUMAN SCALE meets thinkers, architects and urban planners across the globe. It questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our planning.
- Written by Final Cut for Real

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