174.ENG Function follows Form - Kristian Skovbakke Villadsen
Kristian Skovbakke Villadsen (Partner, Director and Architect MAA at Gehl Copenhagen Denmark) is talking about why function should follow form and how we can change our mindset in order to develop cities for people.
Kristian operates in the span between political visions and the detailed urban design, which realizes the visions in the everyday life of cities. His focus is always on livability and social-, economical- and environmental sustainability, whether the work is on future of mobility, masterplanning, revitalization strategies or urban policies. Kristian has worked with a number of leading cities, developers, organizations and NGO’s, across Europe, North America and China. Kristian has contributed to several books, exhibitions and films and has been connected to the academic world as an external lecture at a number of institutions, as well as being a much-used keynote speaker.
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