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CPH:DOX 'Citizen Jane' Screening & Conversation with Jan Gehl

Friday 17.03.2017
Bremen Teater, Nyropsgade 39-41, 1602 København

The battle for the city! Cities for People! IFHP in collaboration with the annual CPH:DOX festival, Space10 and Gehl invites you to a screening of the documentary 'Citizen Jane', which will be followed by a discussion with Jan Gehl.
Cities are more popular than ever before. Today 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2030 this number is expected to rise to 70%. But how can we accommodate so many people in a limited space with limited resources, and still assure the best quality of life, along with the assurance that liveable cities are guaranteed for everyone?
IFHP in collaboration with CPH:DOX, Space 10, and Gehl invites you to join an intimate conversation on “the things we do for love” in architecture, urbanism and the good city life.
After the screening of “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City”, the Danish architect and urban designer Jan Gehl joins us to talk about how a city’s shape and planning impacts the life of its citizens. Just like Jane Jacobs, Jan Gehl has fought his own battle in transforming the urban environment based on the ways people use (or could use) the spaces where they live and work, by creating cityscapes on a human scale - assuring that cities are for people.
We will be hosting 2 screenings of Citizen Jane during the 2017 CPH:DOX festival. If you cannot attend this second one, please join us on the 18th of March

Screening, Discussion, Drinks & Tickets 

IFHP in collaboration with the CPH:DOX, Space10 and Gehl is happy to invite you to this evening on the topic of architecture, urbanism and the good city life.
The screen will be held at Bremen Theatre (Nyropsgade 39-41, 1602 København V) and will start at 18:00.
The documentary lasts 1,5 hours and afterwards we will go straight into the discussion with Jan Gehl. Once there are no questions left, we can enjoy drinks provided for free by Space10. 
The event (screening of Citizen Jane, disucssion with Jan Gehl and free drinks) costs DKK85. 
Tickets for the event can be bought here

Description of the documentary 'Citizen Jane: Battle for the City'

Architecture, urbanism and the fight for the good (city) life. The author Jane Jacobs and her ideas are more relevant than ever before.
Can you imagine a motorway ploughing through Manhattan? And that SoHo doesn't exist? This is easily how things might have ended up, had the author and activist Jane Jacobs not fought for her beloved hometown of New York. In the 1950s and 60s, when the property magnate Robert Moses was exerting his powerful influence, Jacobs stood up against a male- and finance-dominated construction industry, which was obsessed with modern, monumental master plans. Both as an activist and as the author of the architecture classic 'The Death and Life of Great American Cities', Jacobs was a true pioneer who was so far ahead of her time that her radical – and in fact deeply humanistic – ideas have only just started to enjoy a breakthrough in architectural mainstream. 'Citizen Jane' is thus not only a deeply intriguing story about a courageous woman's fight for her city. It is also a professionally serious and still relevant masterpiece about architecture, urbanism and the good (city) life.

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For more information about the Citizen Jane documentary event, please contact project manager Andreia Fidalgo at