Jan Gehl, Founding Partner of Gehl Architects

Jan Gehl is an Architect, Founding Partner of Gehl Architects, and Professor emeritus The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. Over the course of his career, he has published several books, including, “Life Between Buildings”, “Cities for People”, “New City Spaces”, “Public Spaces – Public Life”, “New City Life” and most recently “How to Study Public Life” (The various books can be found in a total of 37 languages.). Apart from his Academic Career Jan Gehl has worked on city improvement project for cities such as Copenhagen, Riga, Rotterdam, London, Amman, Melbourne, Sydney, New York and Moscow. He is an honorary fellow of RIBA, AIA, RAIC, RIAS, PIA and PII . He has been awarded the “Sir Patrick Abercrombie Prize for exemplary contributions to Town Planning” by The International Union of Architects as well as honorary doctor degrees from Universities in Edinburgh, Halifax, Varna and Toronto.