The Human Scale

Screening Date: November 10, 2023
Location: Het Koorenhuis – Prinsegracht 27, Den Haag
Directed by: Andreas Dalsgaard
In co-operation with The Hague University of Applied Sciences (Haagse Hogeschool) and co-organized with the transition-management students, TransitieCinema presents a screening of “The Human Scale”

Half of the human population lives in urban areas. By 2050, this will increase to 80%. Life in a megacity is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why? The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities through four decades. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account. ‘The Human Scale’ meets thinkers, architects and urban planners across the globe. It questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the centre of our planning.


18.00-19.30 TransitieCinema Dinner buffet (buy an online ticket for the dinner before November 8th!)

19.30 Screening “The Human Scale”

20.50 Q&A with experts, including Ruben Polderman, Martin Verwoest and Stephan van Berkel

21.30 Drinks and discussion
Admission to the movie is FREE (but we appreciate donations!)
Make sure to arrive on time, the doors are closed when the movie starts or the venue is at full capacity.
DINNER is optional and vegetarian; you can buy your ticket online here
The movie and event are in English