Jan Gehl

Jan Gehl

Jan Gehl is a founding partner of Gehl Architects—Urban Quality Consultants. He is the author of Life Between Buildings and Public Spaces, Public Life. He has received numerous awards for his work and is widely credited with creating and renewing urban spaces in cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Melbourne, New York City, London, and many others. 
How to Study Public Life

How to Study Public Life

How do we accommodate a growing urban population in a way that is sustainable, equitable, and inviting? This question is becoming increasingly urgent to answer as we face diminishing fossil-fuel resources and the effects of a changing climate...

Cities for People

Cities for People

For more than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use—or could use—the spaces where they live and work. In this revolutionary book, Gehl presents his...

Life Between Buildings

Life Between Buildings

Using Public Space

“. . .thoughtful, beautiful, and enlightening...” —Jane Jacobs   “This book will have a lasting infl uence on the future quality of public open spaces. By helping us better understand the larger public life of cities...