Gehl is an urban design and research consultancy offering expertise in the fields of architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and city planning. We address global trends with a people-focused approach, utilizing empirical analysis to understand how the built environment can promote well-being. We apply this analysis to strategic planning and human-centered design to empower citizens, decision-makers, company leaders, and organizations.  

Gehl has pioneered methods to make people visible in the planning and design process, conducting public life studies, developing neighborhood plans, and designing pilot projects in cities around the world over the last four decades. We have worked with mayors, nonprofits, business improvement districts, and city governments to make public life the driver of urban improvement by bringing to light stories that focus on cities’ most valuable assets – people. We are an interdisciplinary team of architects, planners, landscape architects, anthropologists and sociologists. We study public life to make informed design decisions.