Julia D Day
Julia develops projects across design, policy and strategy, focusing on creating public spaces where people can engage with and shape their cities. She has worked with city governments, community leaders, and developers across North America and the UK to transform streets into play space, to design mobility networks that position streets as public spaces and make walking and biking convenient and safe, and to develop frameworks for collecting quantitative and qualitative data on things we value, such as inclusion and belonging, but that often are considered too difficult to measure. With Gehl, she develops multi-sector partnerships that highlight the power of place to impact health and wellbeing, supports urban leaders in ensuring people are visible and heard in the city-making process, and manages the Gehl NY team. She has a Master’s in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics and a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.