The Human Scale

Andreas Dalsgaard, Denmark, 2012

77 min.DK/Documentary

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 Credits Materials
Original title The Human Scale
Danish title The Human Scale
Keywords Urban environment, City life, Cities, Urban planning, Urban development
Director Andreas Dalsgaard
Screenplay Andreas Dalsgaard
Producer Signe Byrge Sørensen
Director of Photography Heikki Färm, Adam Philp, René Strandbygaard, Casper Høyberg
Editor Søren B. Ebbe, Nicolas Nørgaard Staffolani
Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Appearance Jan Gehl, Jiangyan Wang, Janet Sadik-Khan, Helle Søholt
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish,English
Domestic distribution Michau+
Danish festival release 01.11.2012, Grand, CPH:DOX, samt visninger i Malmö Konsthal.
Danish theatrical release 21.02.2013
Cinemas Grand samt 7 biografer i provinsen
Download PDF


Production company Final Cut for Real ApS
With support from Realdania
Domestic distribution Michau+


Direction Andreas Dalsgaard
Director: 2. unit Simon Lereng Wilmont


Screenplay Andreas Dalsgaard


Producer Signe Byrge Sørensen
Associate producer Andreas Dalsgaard
Associate producer Anne Köhncke
Associate producer Monica Hellström
Associate producer Maria Kristensen
Production manager Maria Kristensen
Research Katinka A. Schyberg
Production assistant Michelle Bernth
Production coordinator Vannesa Ahuactzin
Co-research Vannesa Ahuactzin


Cinematographer Heikki Färm
Cinematographer Adam Philp
Cinematographer René Strandbygaard
Cinematographer Casper Høyberg


Editor Søren B. Ebbe
Editor Nicolas Nørgaard Staffolani
Additional editing Mikael Kloster Ebbesen


Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen


Sound Lars Rasmussen
Sound Per Dybdal Jensen
Supervising sound editor Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen


Appearance Jan Gehl
Appearance Jiangyan Wang
Appearance Janet Sadik-Khan
Appearance Helle Søholt
Appearance Rob Adams
Appearance David Sim

Download PDF

Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2013-02-21
Anmeldelse Information Lars Movin 2013-02-21
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Katrine Sommer Boysen 2013-02-21
Download PDF