Jan is an Architect, Founding Partner of Gehl Architects, and former Professor and Researcher at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. Over the course of his career, he has published several books, including, “Life Between Buildings”, “Cities for People”, “New City Spaces”, “Public Spaces – Public Life”, “New City Life” and most recently “How to Study Public Life”. As part of Gehl, Jan has collaborated on projects for the cities of Copenhagen, London, Melbourne, Sydney, New York and Moscow, among others. He is an honorary fellow of RIBA, AIA, RAIC, and PIA.
Janette Sadik-Khan served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) from 2007-2013, where she implemented an ambitious program to improve safety, mobility and sustainability, and ensure a state of good repair on the city’s roads, bridges and ferries. At Bloomberg Associates, she works with mayors around the world to reimagine and redesign their cities with innovative projects that can be developed quickly and inexpensively.
Honorable Alfred Vanderpuije was confirmed as the Mayor of the New Millennium City of Accra, Ghana in 2009. Honorable Vanderpuije has a Doctorate Degree from Benedict College, Columbia. He obtained his Masters Degree in Education from Nazarene University, Olathe, in 1990. Honorable Vanderpuije also obtained an Educational Specialist Degree in public school administration from the University of Missouri, in 1995 and has worked in the field of education all his life.