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Jeff Risom
Jeff Risom

Jeff Risom

Partner, Chief Innovation Officer


In over 20 years of experience, he has driven people-first urban transformations in New York, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, and now the Gulf

Jeff is a partner and the Chief Innovation Officer at Gehl. After leading Gehl Jeff’s work across geography and cultures focussing on finding new ways to work stakeholders and experts across disciplines to develop innovative solutions to make better cities for people. He applies people-first design principles to building healthy neighborhoods, connecting cities with data stories, and influencing short-term investment for long-term visions.  From improving access to food systems, to reducing air quality, Jeff is curious about the spaces and systems we share in cities and how they might be designed for a future where all people flourish. 

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