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In this new kind of interview show, Randy Cohen talks to guests about a person, a place, and a thing they feel strongly about. The result: some great talkers tell stories they never have before. Visit

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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.