Interested in urban issues, not attending the Big Day Out and looking for something to do next Friday night? Then have I got the thing for you. At 8:30pm The Human Scale will be screening at Silo Park
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 issues surrounding peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health concerns due to our way of life. Danish Architect and professor Jan Gehl tries to explain why, combining his understanding of urban design and a 40-year study of human behaviour in cities. After a successful season at the Internation Film Festival in New Zealand, Silo Cinema has teamed up with Pecha Kucha Auckland to screen an unmissable film which speaks directly to the issues Auckland is facing as the population is tipped to hit two million by 2030.
Before the movie there will also be a Pecha Kucha night with the talkers/topics being:
Dr. Stephen Rainbow // General Manager Strategy, Waterfront Auckland // great design, sustainability and commercial development
James Samuel // Food Forest NZ // Urban food: creative and fun
Bevan Woodward // Project Director, Sky Path // The SkyPath and the plan to transform Auckland into a cycle-friendly, walkable city
Alastair Jamieson // Ecologist and photographer // The volcanoes in our backyard
Julie Anne Genter // Transport planner and Green MP // Improving the user-friendliness of Auckland
It should be a good night and when I checked recently most of the TransportBlog team were planning on attending. Hopefully the weather is good.