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