International Transport Forum - 2014 annual summit Transport for a Changing World | 21-23 may 2014 - Leipsig, Germany | France presidency
Helle Søholt
Founding Partner, CEO
Gehl Architects
Designing Cities for People
09:00 - 11:00Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Creating Liveable Cities in a Changing Urban Landscape
17:00 - 18:45Thursday, 22 May 2014

Helle Søholt started Gehl Architects with Professor Jan Gehl in 2000. Through her leadership, strategic and organisational talent, the office has developed a knowledge base and experience portfolio that is respected internationally in the field of urban design and urban development. Gehl Architects have been awarded multiple prizes and recognitions for their contribution to making cities more liveable and sustainable around the world. Throughout her career, Søholt has been leading and facilitating large change processes in cities throughout the world, where she aims to move those involved from a modernistic planning tradition, towards a 21st century value based planning model, centered on people. Using her pragmatic idealism, Helle manages to facilitate processes where people become the drivers of change.