The Human Scale / The Human Scale

Andreas Dalsgaard (DK, 2012)

The Human Scale (Andreas Møl Dalsgaard, DK, 2012)

50% of the world's population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a megacity is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face climate changes, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why? Through 40 years the Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities. He has documented how modern urban environments repel human interaction and argues that we can build cities in a way which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account.


Basic information

Danish titleThe Human Scale
ScreenplayAndreas Dalsgaard
Danish festival release2012-11-01
Danish theatrical release21.02.2013
Production countryDenmark
Duration77 min.
Production companyFinal Cut for Real ApS
With support from Realdania
Domestic distribution Michau+
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Full credits

Simon Lereng WilmontDirector: 2. unit
Andreas DalsgaardScreenplay
Andreas DalsgaardAssociate producer
Anne KöhnckeAssociate producer
Monica HellströmAssociate producer
Maria KristensenAssociate producer
Maria KristensenProduction manager
Michelle BernthProduction assistant
Vannesa AhuactzinProduction coordinator
Vannesa AhuactzinCo-research
Heikki FärmCinematographer
Adam PhilpCinematographer
René StrandbygaardCinematographer
Casper HøybergCinematographer
Kristian Selin Eidnes AndersenSupervising sound editor
Jan GehlAppearance
Jiangyan WangAppearance
Janet Sadik-KhanAppearance
Helle SøholtAppearance
Rob AdamsAppearance
David SimAppearance
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