Prof. Dr. Jan Gehl

Gehl Architects

Jan Gehl

Jan Gehl is an Architect, Founding Partner of Gehl Architects, and Professor emeritus from 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”. As part of Gehl Architects, Jan Gehl has collaborated on projects on quality improvements for the cities of Copenhagen, London, Melbourne, Sydney, New York and Moscow, among others. He is an honorary fellow of the Architects Institutes in Denmark, United Kingdom, Scotland, Ireland, USA and Canada.

He has been awarded the ”Sir Patrick Abercrombie Prize for exemplary contributions to Town Planning” by The International Union of Architects, The Key for the City of Sydney as well as honorary doctor degrees from the Universities in Edinburgh, Halifax, Varna and Toronto.

Books published in German:

  • Leben zwischen Häusern,  Jovis Verlag, Berlin 2012
  • Städte für Menschen Jovis Verlag, Berlin 2015
  • Leben in Städten, Birkhauser, Basel, 2016