Re-Imagine the Upper West Side at a Workshop With Jan Gehl

Save the date for a very special Upper West Side event featuring Jan Gehl, the world’s foremost designer of green & livable streets.

For over 30 years, Jan Gehl has been improving people’s lives by making neighborhoods lively, diverse and safe. Jan — a friend and colleague of the late, great Jane Jacobs — will tell entertaining and illustrative stories gleaned from his famous work in Copenhagen, London, Zurich, and Melbourne.

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