The World Bank Urbanscapes Community of Practice

Blog » Putting People First for Liveable Cities

Putting People First for Liveable Cities

Created Sep 28 2017, 10:48 AM by Basak Gunes Basat Unal
  • Expert Talk Series



jeff risom.jpgAs Managing Director of Gehl Studio, Jeff strives to make thriving, dynamic public spaces in cities across the world. Driven by a passion to create real change in people's everyday lives, he views every project as an opportunity to make an equitable and diverse public realm that positively impacts our behavior and culture. Jeff thrives working in multi-disciplinary collaborations, finding the most fulfillment when he can act as curator, advocate, and student all in one. He brings to projects the ability to simultaneously plan big strategic moves while keeping focus on the eye-level experience. With degrees in Architectural Engineering and City Design & Social Science, his diverse background and global project experience have greatly informed his holistic approach to leading projects