Jan Gehl believes ‘A good city is like a good party. People stay longer than really necessary because they are enjoying themselves.’

The hugely influential urbanist, architect and humanist was in Melbourne and I was lucky enough to be in the audience.

I am so engaged by his talk that I don’t bother trying to update social media with any of his insights. So here’s a selection of #melbconvo #jangehl tweets from the night to give you a flavour of his stories of a life of making our cities happier and more liveable.

People once said cycling couldn’t take off in Copenhagen. Then they decided to plan to make it happen. #melbconvo
“Modernism killed the people scale” #melbconvo#jangehl