The presentation inaugurating the Year of Jan Gehl in Lublin took place at the Marie Curie-Skłodowska University on the 13th of January 2014.

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During the discussions about the idea of ‘the Year of Jan Gehl’, even in December 2013, Dagmara Kociuba (PhD, Department of Land Policy and Planning) propsed to organize after Christmas a presentation for students about the ideas and design philosophy of Gehl Architects as a part of the series of debates ‘Spatial economy in theory and practise’ at the Department of Earth Sciences and Spatial Economy at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University….In the meantime, we’ve managed to obtain an official permission of Professor Gehl to annoumce a year of his name and thus the appointed meeting with the students became the official opening event for the ‘Year of Jan Gehl’ in Lublin.

A report from the debate published by “Nowy Tygodzień”.

The meeting was attended by about 50 people, including:

  • Professor Marian Harasimiuk – the initiator of the debate
  • Monika Kłos – deputy manager of the Deparment of Non-capital Projects of Lublin City Office
  • Hubert Mącik -head of the City’s Monument Preservation Office
  • Marzena Pastuszak -Deputy Director of the Department of Public Utilities of Lublin City Office
  • Marta Kurowska – Chairman of the Council of Wieniawa District
  • Michał Przepiórka – Cycling Officer of Lublin City Office
  • Professor Bogusław Szmygin – Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Technical University of Lublin, President of ICOMOS