Making cities for people

At Gehl, we focus on working with our clients to deliver equitable, healthy and sustainable places and communities globally.

Gehl is an urban strategy, design and research consultancy offering expertise in the fields of architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and strategic urban development. 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.

The study of people’s well-being lays the foundation for our strategic planning and design. Our approach is iterative and holistic, and begins with life – activities, user groups, and behavior patterns – before we shape places to invite for public life to flourish. It is these characteristics that then inform the design of interrelated urban systems.