Visionary architect talks London's difficult street network

Jan Gehl has been described as “the most influential architect you’ve never heard of”.

Gehl, who married a psychologist, may represent the antidote to status-fixated architecture; he believes a city should be wholly focused on accommodating its people rather than iconic projects. He is fairly termed a visionary and was a catalyst for Copenhagen’s transformation into what’s commonly thought of as the world’s most liveable city.

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