space and human behavior

“FIRST LIFE, THAN SPACES, THAN BUILDINGS. 
THE OTHER WAY AROUND NEVER WORKS”
IAN GEHL

In this course we want to better understand the relationship between urban form and human behaviors.
Are our actions influenced by the form of a street? 

Watch a presentation by James Kunstler on how badly designed urban space can effect human behavior.

Read “Close encounters with building“. 

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Can you think of a place where the shape of the space influences the behaviour of its user? 
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