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Jeff Risom

As managing director of Gehl Studio in the U.S., Jeff Risom leads the San Francisco and New York-based teams. In his time at Gehl, Risom has worked with both public and private clients as well as non-governmental organizations in Europe, the U.S., Latin America, India, and China. Risom’s background and design experience provide him with a unique insight into the technical as well as social aspects of urban design.

Risom is an active teacher and lecturer, speaking at conferences around the world.

  • Watch Risom’s World Bank Group-sponsored TEDx talk.
  • Listen to Risom's podcast with Carol Coletta of the Knight Foundation.
  • View Risom's webinar "Putting Public Life Back Into Public Space" at SPUR SF.
Jeff Risom