Jan Gehl is an architect and urban designer whose career has focused on improving the quality of pedestrian urban life. He is an Architect MAA & FRIBA, Professor Emeritus of Urban Design at the School of Architecture in Copenhagen, and partner of Gehl Architects. Jan has been awarded the Sir Patrick Abercrombie prize for exemplary contributions to town planning by the International Union of Architects as well as an honorary doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
Jan was awarded an international honorary fellowship to the Royal Institute of British Architects (Int. FRIBA) in 2006 and to the AIA, the American Institute of Architecture and the Canadian Institute of Architecture in 2008