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Jan Gehl

Jan Gehl, Danish design educator, architectural firm executive. Recipient National award Town Planning, Australian Planning Institute, 2003, 2006. Fellow: Royal Institute British Architecture; member: Danish Architects Association.

Background

  • Gehl, Jan was born on September 17, 1936 in Ronne, Denmark. Son of Poul and Inger Gehl.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1960. Master of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1960. Doctor of Letters, Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 1992.

    Career

    • Lecturer urban design Royal Danish Academy Fine Arts, School Architecture, 1966—1976, senior lecturer urban design, 1976—2003, professor urban design, 2003—2006. Founding partner Gehl Architect-Urban Quality Consultant, since 2000.

    Works

    • New City Life
    • This book describes the major changes that have taken place in urban life, especially from the middle of the last century until today.
    • New City Life
    • This book describes the major changes that have taken place in urban life, especially from the middle of the last century until today.
    • Author: Life Between Buildings (15 languages, 6 versions), 1971—2007, New City Spaces, 2001, New City Life, 2006.

    Membership

    Fellow: Royal Institute British Architecture. Member: Danish Architects Association.

    Connections

    • Married Ingrid Mundt, August 5, 1961. Children: Julie, Thora, Jakob.
    • father: Poul Gehl
    • mother: Inger Gehl
    • spouse: Ingrid Mundt
    • children: Julie Gehl
    • Thora Gehl
    • Jakob Gehl
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    Born September 17, 1936
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    • 1960
      Royal Danish Academy Fine Arts
    • 1960
      Royal Danish Academy Fine Arts
    • 1992
      Herriot-Watt University

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