Director, Gehl Studio, San Francisco
John Bela is an urban innovator and public space designer. As a Gehl partner and director of Gehl San Francisco, he works with cities and communities to translate human-scale, people-first strategy and policy into quality places and experiences.
Mr. Bela, who joined Gehl after leading the Rebar Art and Design Studio, is a distinguished lecturer at University of California, Berkeley. He holds degrees in landscape architecture and environmental design, biochemistry and sculpture.
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