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Google Ventures: Your Design Team Needs A War Room. Here's How To Set One Up

Google Ventures: Your Design Team Needs A War Room. Here's How To Set One Up
The web of pedestrian streets, narrow alleys, and picturesque canals in Venice have lured tourists to the Italian port city for hundreds of years. There's a near constant hum of activity as people gather in public squares, sit in outdoor cafes, marvel at the ornate architecture, and meander through the labyrinthine city. To Jan Gehl—a Danish architect, writer, and the most respected urbanist alive for his research on how urban design can improve quality of life and curb environmental problems—Venice epitomizes a city that engages all of our senses, and, in effect, becomes an environment tailored for a thriving public life scaled to the individual. It's the ultimate people-friendly city. Today, as urban populations swell—by 2050, 66% of the world's population will live in cities—that notion of "people-friendly" design matters more than ever, Gehl argues. "What we have to address now is making livable, healthy, safe, and sustainable cities," Gehl says. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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