Based on the extensive public space research of Professor Jan Gehl, which takes 'the human dimension’ as a starting point, comes the ‘Public Spaces and Public Life’ (PSPL) methodology. Gehl Architects have applied and refined these techniques over the past four decades, working to improve city environments in Denmark and all over the world.
The surveys document urban change over time and provide empirical evidence of the significant improvement in city life that results from the increase of public space quality. Follow-up surveys enable the planning authorities to gather information, as well as inspiration, for the further development of the public realm, whilst the general public acquires a valuable resource for understanding public spaces and public life.
The document has been split into separate PDF files for ease of download. Printed copies are available free-of-charge from the Department of Planning reception 1st floor, 469 Wellington Street, Perth.