Work: Public Programs

We host public programs that bring together planners, designers, city officials, and grassroots leaders to discuss opportunities for advancing healthier, more equitable public life in cities.

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Public Programs

Reimagined in America Webinar

Join Gehl Institute on Thursday, November 15, for a free webinar hosted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Public Programs

Public x Design 2018

Public x Design, our annual convening on public life, kicks off tonight in Detroit!

Public Programs

Public x Design

What is public life? How do we ensure that it is inclusive, promotes well-being, and gets on the agenda of city governments? At Public x Design, practitioners and advocates gather from a range of professional fields to collaboratively address such questions.

Public Programs

Public Life Dialogues

Gehl Institute facilitates workshops that connect grassroots organizations with design and planning practitioners to discuss social justice issues and public space.

Public Programs

We Count! NYC

In May 2018, Gehl Institute hosted We Count! Public Life Data Design Sprint, with support from Stae and Samsung Next.

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We Count! Public Life Data Design Sprint

Gehl Institute organizes design sprints for urbanists, coders, civic technologists, designers, and more to develop new ways of collecting, understanding, and designing with open data about people in public space. You can learn more about the events by visiting