The City at Eye Level is a program for improving cities, streets and places worldwide, an open source learning network, and a book. We help create great streets, places where you intuitively want to stay longer, human scale interaction between buildings and streets, ownership by users, placemaking and good plinths (active ground floors) and a people-centred approach based on the user’s experience.
Public space quality is the backbone of a sustainable city. Great streets, places where you intuitively want to stay longer, human scale interaction between buildings and streets,
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The City at Eye Level Film contributes to the book and contains 4 chapters about how a good plinth “works” for a better street at eye level. Both the book and the film contain concrete and inspiring examples of strategies for design,
You can not only read the articles by key word, but also by location on our globe. Click on the map below to find the stories per city.
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The City at Eye Level articles:
CASE STUDY: Mariahilfer Strasse, Vienna, Austria An interview with Mascha Onderwater, Landscape architect, Bureau B+B. In this case study Onderwater will tell you something about her project for the Mariahilfer Strasse, a fancy nineteenth century shopping boulevard in Vienna. The City of Vienna wanted to transform…
This Spring we will host our second City at Eye Level Masterclass! Are you a student or alumni and would you like to join, but is the ticket almost all you earn in a month? We have three scholarships available for the masterclass:…
Jeroen Laven (STIPO), Gert Jan te Velde (Vanschagen architekten) and Paul Elleswijk (Havensteder), write in Take Action #2 about the transformation of ZOHO, the Zomerhofkwartier in Rotterdam. They explain how they’ve used slow urbanism in this former industrial/business area and…