The Human Scale

  • Awards: Child and Family Matters Award @ Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival | Green Cross Warsaw Award @ Planete+ Doc Film Festival | Best Feature Documentary @ Kinookus FF | Youth Award @ Bergen IFF
  • 50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, by 2050 it will be 80%. 

    Acclaimed architect Jan Gehl and his team are on a humanistic mission to reclaim public space in mega cities for pedestrians (and cyclists) rather than cars. This human/new approach to city planning is put to test in Denmark, LA, NY, China, Australia, New Zealand and India. 

premiere location: CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival


  • director(s): Andreas M. Dalsgaard
  • cinematographer(s): Heikki Färm , Adam Philp
  • editor(s): Søren B. Ebbe, Nicolas Servide Staffolani
  • producer(s): Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • production company: Final Cut for Real
  • composer: Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen

technical data

  • film format: HD
  • audio format: Dolby Digital 5.1, Stereo
  • aspect ratio: 16/9
  • production year: 2012
  • runtime: 56', 77'
  • countries: DENMARK
  • genres: arts&culture, biography, architecture
  • subtitles: English


  • "Andreas M. Dalsgaard’s excellent urban-planning documentary should enthuse pedestrians, bike riders and public-space proponents everywhere." Ronnie Scheib, Variety


  • A Design Film Festival, Singapore
  • Al Jazeera Documentary Film Festival
  • Architecture and Design Film Festival/New York
  • CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival
  • CPH:DOX 2013
  • Doc Lounge Sweden/Norway/Finland
  • DocPoint Helsinki
  • Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles
  • Maine International Film Festival
  • One World Film Festival in Prague
  • Planete+ Doc Film Festival
  • Seattle International Film Festival

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