“The Human Scale” is a Danish documentary which has been a huge success at film festivals, including a sold-out festival screening in Wellington. It includes a section on the Christchurch rebuild.

Here’s the synopsis from the film’s website at

50 % of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city 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 40 years. 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

Save the Basin are hosting a fundraising screening of “The Human Scale” on Saturday.

When: Saturday 22 February, 4-6pm

Where: New Crossways, Level 1, 6 Roxburgh St, Mt Victoria

How much: Recommended $10 koha at the door (no advance sales).

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We hope you’ll come along – and please let your friends, and anyone interested in retaining Wellington as a city for people, not a city for cars, know about this movie.