Jan Gehl, born 1936, architect MAA, is Professor (ret.) at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and Founding Partner of Gehl Architects – Urban Quality Consultants.
Jan Gehl has lead city improvement projects in cities including Copenhagen, Stockholm, Rotterdam, London, Amman, Muscat, Melbourne, Sydney, New York and Moscow. He is the author of Life between Buildings, Public Spaces – Public Life, New City Spaces, New City Life and Cities for People (2010).
He has also been awarded The Sir Patrick Abercrombie Prize for exemplary contributions to town planning by The International Union of Architects and an honorary doctorate from Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, and is Honorary fellow of Architectural Institutes in Denmark, UK (RIBA), USA, Canada, Scotland and Planning Institute of Australia. Gehl is visiting Professor in Edinburgh, Oslo, Dresden, Toronto, Calgary, Melbourne, Perth, Berkeley, San Josè, Cape Town and Guadalajara.