Jennifer Gardner

Program Manager
Gehl Institute

Jennifer Gardner is Program Manager with Gehl Institute, and an urban planner whose work aims to promote equity and opportunity through human-centered planning and design and sound public policy. Jennifer manages programs and projects across Gehl Institute’s portfolio of research, public health, and civic technology work. Previously, Jennifer was a Senior Planner with NYC Parks, where she managed over $500M planning and policy projects, including the creation and implementation of two signature initiatives to enhance equity in public space. She holds an MS in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute and a BA in English Literature from Cornell University.

Riley Gold

Research Associate
Gehl Institute

Riley is a Program Associate at Gehl Institute, where he has worked on projects related to the study and advancement of equitable public life. Prior to joining Institute, Riley worked at Interboro Partners, an interdisciplinary design and planning office in New York City, where he researched, co-edited, and co-wrote the firm’s book, The Arsenal of Exclusion and Inclusion. In 2015, Riley was a Maguire Fellow in Delhi, India, studying media and urbanism based at Sarai: a program of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.

Shin-pei Tsay

Executive Director
Gehl Institute

Shin-pei Tsay is the Executive Director of Gehl institute, whose mission is to transform the way cities are shaped by making public life an intentional driver for design and policy. Previously, Shin-pei served as Deputy Executive Director at TransitCenter; founded and directed the Cities and Transportation Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and served as Deputy Director of Transportation Alternatives and Chief Operating Officer of Project for Public Spaces. Shin-pei is on the Board of In Our Backyards (ioby) and Transportation Alternatives, and is a Commissioner for the New York City Public Design Commission. Shin-pei holds a MSc in Cities, Space and Society from London School of Economics and a BA with distinction from Cornell University.