Jan Gehl

1936 - Today

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Jan Gehl Hon. FAIA (born 17 September 1936, Copenhagen) is a Danish architect and urban design consultant based in Copenhagen whose career has focused on improving the quality of urban life by re-orienting city design towards the pedestrian and cyclist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Gehl has received more than 204,179 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Jan Gehl is the 250th most popular architect (up from 255th in 2019), the 243rd most popular biography from Denmark and the 5th most popular Danish Architect.

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Among architects, Jan Gehl ranks 250 out of 424Before him are Lilly Reich, Ernst May, Giacomo Quarenghi, Charles Barry, Ralph Erskine, and Günter Behnisch. After him are Lambert Lombard, Max Fabiani, Kazuyo Sejima, Imre Steindl, Salomon de Brosse, and Dominikus Zimmermann.

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Among people born in 1936, Jan Gehl ranks 167Before him are Canaan Banana, Bobby Darin, Glenn Murcutt, Charles Napier, W. D. Hamilton, and Gabriel Matzneff. After him are Ziaur Rahman, Norma Aleandro, Hazem El Beblawi, Valentín Paniagua, Eliahu Inbal, and Dacia Maraini.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Jan Gehl ranks 243 out of 783Before him are Mette Frederiksen (1977), Jens Otto Krag (1914), Sigmundur Brestisson (961), Ove Høegh-Guldberg (1731), Marie Krøyer (1867), and Kurt Westergaard (1935). After him are Ernst Reuter (1889), Martin Knudsen (1871), Princess Louise of Denmark (1726), Ole Worm (1588), Dorothea of Denmark, Electress Palatine (1520), and Ludvig Lorenz (1829).

Among ARCHITECTS In Denmark

Among architects born in Denmark, Jan Gehl ranks 5Before him are Jørn Utzon (1918), Arne Jacobsen (1902), Verner Panton (1926), and Theophil Hansen (1813). After him are Christian Frederik Hansen (1756), Johan Otto von Spreckelsen (1929), and Bjarke Ingels (1974).