January 8, 2018


Gehl Institute collaborated with the MIT Civic Data Design Lab as they designed, fabricated, and tested sensor-enabled street furniture for the collection of public life data.

January 2, 2018

We are hiring!

We are pleased to announce that we are searching for a full-time Deputy Director and a contract based Development Advisor to join the Gehl Institute team.

November 14, 2017

Towards More Physical Activity in Cities

Gehl Institute is pleased to announce the publication of “Towards More Physical Activity in Cities,” a report developed in partnership with WHO/Europe.

November 6, 2017

Announcing the Public Life Tools

Check out the newly released tools for investigating public space and public life in the form of free, downloadable worksheets.

October 20, 2017

Launching the Open Public Life Data Protocol, Version 1.0

The Public Life Data Protocol (the Protocol) describes a set of metrics that are important to the understanding of public life—people moving and staying in public space—and aims to establish a common format for the collection and storage of such data.

October 18, 2017

Public x Design: Agenda For Action

Beginning today, Gehl Institute is convening its second annual public life conference, Public x Design, in Philadelphia. Public x Design will bring together over 100 practitioners, researchers, and experts from around the world to collectively explore potentials and share actions to reclaim the public in public life and the public realm.

October 4, 2017

Our Copenhagen Masterclass

This August, Gehl Institute and Gehl, the practice, co-taught the “Tools for Change” masterclass in Copenhagen, Denmark.

September 27, 2017

Launching the Open Public Life Data Protocol, Version BETA

We are pleased to announce the beta launch of the Public Life Data Protocol developed by Gehl Institute, in close partnership with Gehl, the practice, the Municipality of Copenhagen, the City of San Francisco, and with support and input from Seattle DOT.