Our vision

Making Cities for People

Our projects

We inspire positive change in the communities we serve by putting human needs at the center of urban design and planning.

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With 422 million global cases of diabetes, a scaled response must go beyond a diagnostic, clinical approach. Gehl’s foodscape studies create proactive & preventative strategies that target the shared link between the urban environment and food security to improve food access, quality of life, and community health outcomes across different cultures and geographies.

San Francisco, CA

Better Market Street

Market Street is more than the city's transit spine.

Nationwide, USA

The National Street Service

There is an urgent need to rethink our streets: how they’re designed and who they’re designed for. The National Street Service initiative delivered a forward-thinking approach to engagement that guides the transformation of streets into inviting public spaces for everyone.

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Take part in transforming the future of our cities

We work with stakeholders at every scale—from public clients and foundations, to developers and private organizations—designing solutions to unique system-wide issues.

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Our services

Our work brings together strategy, data, and design to deliver impactful solutions, tailored to our client’s needs

Urban Strategy

Urban Strategy is the foundation upon which form, function and behaviour are created. Our holistic approach always starts with asking what life should exist in place, what spaces invite for that life, and what buildings and facilities support this. People and life first, always.

Masterplanning & Design

There is no business as usual here! By advancing people-first, evidence-based designs our Master Plans not only create the framework for great architecture to unfold, they create meaningful and memorable places that support quality of life for all.

Transportation & Mobility

Mobility is a key driver of urban transformation and quality of life. By approaching transportation and mobility challenges from a people-first perspective we help clients prioritize the human experience in everything from city-wide strategies to street corner improvements.

Public Life Data

Public Life Data, the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative information about how people use and engage with public spaces, uncovers the true picture of how design impacts behavior. Our teams use this collected analysis to develop strategies and plans that foster more equitable, healthy and climate-positive lifestyles.

Leadership & Organizational Change

We empower leaders to drive positive change within their organizations by designing processes that facilitate engagement and prioritize the needs and experiences of individuals to enable systems-wide behavior change.

Gehl people

A global network of experts

Gehl brings together some of the world’s leading urbanists across our offices in Copenhagen, San Francisco, and New York.

We are a dynamic team of self-starters from varying backgrounds; multidisciplinary, with the unique expertise to deliver targeted and effective solutions.

We value quality, well-being and community in our projects and in our workplace.

Our team consists of architects and planners, designers and social scientists, as well as data analysts and strategists.