Jan Gehl was born in Copenhagen in 1936. Architect, professor and consultant on urban designHe has focused his career on improving the quality of urban life, by reorienting the design of the city towards the pedestrians, public life and cyclists.
Author of "Life between Buildings", "Public Spaces - Public Life", "New City Spaces", "New City Life", "Cities for People" (2010 ) and "How to Study Public Life" (2013). "Life between Buildings" and "Cities for people" have both been published in more than 40 languages.
In 2000, he founded with Helle Søholt Gehl Architects, with the purpose of applying the theories into practical planning. Major improvement projects have been carried out for Copenhagen, Melbourne, Sydney, London, New York and Moscow.