Genealogies of Liveability: Neoliberal Urbanism and the Rise of Jan Gehl

Podcast interview by Markus Kip {Urban Political}

Nina Stener Jørgensen and Maroš Krivý offer us the broader picture of the contemporary urbanist discourse of liveability and Jan Gehl’s rise to prominence. In a tour de force, they walk us through Gehl’s original work within the Danish welfare state of the 1960s, his indebtedness to the contributions of his wife Ingrid, his rise to stardom following Al Gore's liveability agenda, and why his success throws a shadow even on people like Richard Florida.