The Human Scale

Feature documentary / A Final Cut For Real production / Directed by Andreas Dalsgaard / released 2012

Architect Jan Gehl and his team at Gehl Architects study the life and behaviour of people in cities. They study patterns of human behaviour and seek to create urban design that inspires social interaction. They call it “the good life”. The approach is defined as humanistic design, in which the people are more important than the design.

A Final Cut For Real production

Written and directed by Andreas Dalsgaard
Producer: Signe Byrge Sørensen

"Informative and thrilling"


"An excellent case for designing cities around people"


"Insightful diversity"

NY Times

"A tight, compelling and well-designed film about design" ​


"Necessary and important"


"The vision of a humane big city is more needed than ever"



Aljazeera Int. Documentary FF

Planete Doc FF

Kinookus FF

Bergen International FF



2morrow Moscow Int. Film Festival

!F Istanbul Film Festival


One World Human Rights Film


Miami Int. Film Festival

London Human Rights Film Festival

VIFF Kino Pavasaris, LIthuania

Planete Doc to Amnesty Int. FF

Warszawa, Planete Doc Review


Sydney IFF

New York Human Rights Watch FF

Imagine Liege, Belgium

DocsBarcelona + Medellin

Fundacion Ambulante, Colombia

Take one Action FF, Scotland

International Human Rights FF Albania

SEA:DOX FF, Montenegro

Guatemalan Human Rights FF

Guth Gaffa Int. FF, Ireland

Astra FF (Sibiu int. Doc FF)Romania

Human Doc Int. FF, Poland

MIDBO Int. Doc FF, Colombia

Cork Film Festival, Ireland

Human Rights Weekend (Human Rights Watch FF), Amsterdam

Millenium Film Festival, Brussels

Human Right Wrong – Oslo, Norway

OSCE, Albania

Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow