Julia Day



Fellow since 2019

Julia Day is a Partner and Director of the US Cities team at Gehl. Her work focuses on developing projects across design, policy and advocacy to demonstrate streets as public spaces and engage people in the planning process. Julia has worked with city agencies and community leaders in New York and London to implement Public Space Public Life studies, to repurpose streets as play spaces in communities lacking open space, to develop neighborhood design plans that support better walking and biking, and to collect new data decision makers can use to lead policy and design change in their cities. In her 9 years at Gehl, Julia has facilitated projects where urban leaders from multiple sectors can collaborate to improve quality of life. Previously, Julia worked as Director of Transportation and Health at Transportation Alternatives. In 2022, she was a member of the Coro Leadership New York annual leadership development cohort. In 2021, Julia served as a Working Group Member for Streets Ahead, Urban Design Forum's initiative to reimagine New York's streetscapes. Julia holds a Masters of Science in City Design and Social Science from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).