Jul 23, 2016
IF we shunned novels written by utter bastards, we wouldn't have much worth reading. For opera fans, it's the Wagner conundrum. For movie buffs, it's the Woody Allen problem. Horrible people have created wonderful work. But Jan Gehl, the Danish urban planner, sees architecture differently. Quoting a colleague, Ralph Erskine, Gehl says, "If you don't love people, you can not make good architecture." For Gehl, architecture is a moral act. In this episode, a conversation with a proponent of humanistic design.