Advisory Council

Jens Aerts

Team Lead, Climate Resilience Planning, Sweco

Merve Agca

International Cooperation and Migration Policy Expert, Marmara Municipalities Union

Afnan Agramont Akiyama

Associate Professor, Universidad Catolica Boliviana

Zaheer Allam

Honorary Fellow, Deakin University

Lilian Apaza-Vargas

Researcher, Noel Kempff Mercado Museum

M. Cemil Arslan

Secretary General, Marmara Municipalities Union

Sahar Attia

Professor of Architecture and Design, Cairo University, Managing Director, Associated Consultants

Madhav Badami

Associate Professor, School of Urban Planning and McGill School of Environment

Xuemei Bai

Distinguished Professor, Australian National University

Harshad Barde

Director, Swach Pune Seva Sahakari Sanstha

Erin Barnes

Co-Founder & CEO, ioby

Michael Berkowitz

Founding Principal, Resilient Cities Catalyst

Guillermo Bernal

Director, Fundación Placemaking México and Lugares Públicos

Alain Bertaud

Senior Research Scholar, Marron Institute of Urban Management, New York University

Gautam Bhan

Senior Lead, Academics and Research, Indian Institute for Human Settlements

Saul Billingsley

Executive Director, FIA Foundation

Eugenie L. Birch

Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research & Education, University of Pennsylvania

Samuel Bonnet

Senior Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross

Stefan Bouzarovski

Professor of Human Geography, University of Manchester

Uwe S. Brandes

Faculty Director, Urban & Regional Planning, Georgetown University

Harriet Bulkeley

Professor, Department of Geography, Durham University

Cat Button

Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University

Yves Cabannes

Emeritus Professor of Development Planning, Chair of Development Planning, University College London

Ezgi Küçük Çalışkan

Urban Planning Coordinator, Marmara Municipalities Union

Maruxa Cardama

Secretary General, SLoCAT Partnership

Vanesa Castán Broto

Professorial Fellow, Sheffield Urban Institute and Department of Geography, University of Sheffield

Alice Charles

Lead, Cities, Infrastructure & Urban Services, World Economic Forum

Winston Chow

Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Society, Singapore Management University

Amelia Clarke

Associate Dean of Research & Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo

William (Billy) Cobbett

Director, Cities Alliance

Sylvia Croese

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of the Witwatersrand

Clarisse Cunha Linke

Country Director, ITDP Brazil

Richard Dobson

Co-founder and Project Leader, Asiye eTafuleni

David Dodman

Director, Human Settlements Group, International Institute for Environment and Development

Eric Dumbaugh

Professor, Florida Atlantic University

Skye Duncan

Director, Global Designing Cities Initiative at NACTO

Karim Elgendy

Lead Sustainability Consultant, Dar

Emrah Engindeniz

Programme Manager, UN-Habitat

James Evans

Professor, Human Geography, Manchester University

Anthony Flint

Senior Fellow, Office of the President, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Marta Foresti

Director, ODI Europe

Vimal Kr Gahlot

Honorary Director of Adv. CMG Centre for Research & Sustainable Development, Bikaner, Rajasthan

Mariana Gallo

Programme Lead, World Habitat Awards

Geraldine Gardner

Executive Director, Centralina Council of Governments

Franz Gatzweiler

Professor, Institute of Urban Environment

Haluk Gerçek

Emeritus Professor, Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Mehrnaz Ghojeh

Programme Manager, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Bipashyee Ghosh

Research Fellow, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex

Diza Gonzaga

Director, DetranRS

Cynthia Goytia

Professor and Director of the Graduate Program on Urban Economics, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

Ellen Hamilton

Lead Urban Specialist, World Bank

Louise Harpoth

Chief Operating Officer, Phoenix Design Aid

Fiona Harvey

Environment Correspondent, The Guardian

Matt Hoffman

Managing Partner, HousingTech Ventures

Jordi Honey-Roses

Research Associate, Institute for Environment, Resources and Sustainability (IRES)

Naomi Hoogervorst

Programme Officer, Senior Urban Planner, UN Habitat

Philip Hubbard

Professor of Urban Studies, King's College London

Samar Ibrahim

Associate Director, MENA Government Market Enablement Leader

Neil Jeffery

Chief Executive Officer, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)

Eddie Wasswa Jjemba

Urban Resilience Advisor, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Guilherme Johnston

Head of Global Partnerships, Connected Places Catapult

Maria Kaika

Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Amsterdam

Ariana Karamallis

Programme Coordinator for Global Change, Slum Dwellers International

Michael Keith

Director, Peak Urban Research Programme, and Professor, COMPAS, University of Oxford

Ethan Kent

Executive Director, PlacemakingX

Thomas Kerr

Principal Climate Policy Officer, International Finance Corporation

Annette M. Kim

Associate Professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy, USC

Florian Koch

Professor of Real Estate Management, Urban Development and Smart Cities

Dražen Kučan

Lead Urban and Energy Efficiency Specialist at Green Climate Fund

Monika Kuffer

Assistant Professor, University of Twente

Suman Kumar

Project Lead, GIS & Urban Planning, Urban Expansion Observatory

Amitabh Kundu

Distinguished Fellow, Research and Information System for Developing Countries

Debolina Kundu

Professor, National Institute of Urban Affairs

Levent Kurnaz

Climate Scientist & Science Communicator

Pawan Kumar Labhasetwar

Scientist and Head, Water Technology and Management Division, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute

Harriet Lamb

CEO, Ashden

Cecilia Martinez Leal

Board Chair, WRI Mexico

Loretta Lees

Professor, Human Geography, University of Leicester

Nora Libertun de Duren

Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University

Anthony Ling

Urbanist, Founder and Editor of Caos Planejado

Barbara Lipietz

Associate Professor, Development Planning Unit, University College London

Ana Mercedes Lozano Celis

Social Management Team, Metro de Medellin

Niels Lund

Vice President, Global Prevention and Health Promotion, Novo Nordisk

Darshini Mahadevia

Visiting Professor, Ahmedabad University

Sasha Mahajan

Associate Urban Planner, Jacobs

Adalberto Maluf

President of ABVE - Brazilian Association of Electric Vehicle

Martha Martorelli

Planning Manager, Brazil Ministry of Cities

Joy A. Mboya

Executive Director, The GoDown Arts Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

Kes McCormick

Associate Professor, Lund University

Diana Mitlin

Professor of Global Urbanism and Managing Director of the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester.

Brett Moore

Global Shelter Cluster lead, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Braulio Eduardo Morera

Director, 50L Home

Juan Carlos Munoz

Professor of Transport Engineering and Logistics; Director of Center of Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS)

Michael Murphy

Founding Principal and Executive Director of MASS Design Group

Harini Nagendra

Professor, Azim Premji University

Sameh Naguib Wahba

Global Director, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice

Shipra Narang Suri

Coordinator, Urban Planning and Design Branch at UN-Habitat

Lakshmi Narayan

Co-founder, Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat Trade Union

Patric Ndlovu

Co-founder and Senior Project Officer, Asiye eTafuleni

Ivan Weichean Ng

Owner & CEO NGard Ventures

Lin O'Grady

Deputy Head, EBRD's Sustainable Infrastructure Group

Cathy Oke

Associate Director (Enterprise & Impact), Melbourne Centre for Cities

Jeff Olson, R.A.

Senior Advisor, Alta Planning

Mary Jane C. Ortega

Special Advisor, Y-PORT Center, City of Yokohama & Special Advisor, CITYNET

Elizabeth Ouma

Policy Advisor

Suchismita Pai

Freelance Writer, Women's Feature Service Contributor, UNESCO

Lincoln Paiva

President, Green Mobility

Mpho Parks Tau

Deputy Minister, Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Sue Parnell

Global Challenges Professor of Human Geography at the University of Bristol and Emeritus Professor at the University of Cape Town

James Patterson-Waterston

Director, Vivid Economics

Peter Peltzer

Assistant Professor, Spatial Planning and Urban Futures, University of Utrecht

Rodrigo Perpetuo

Executive Secretary, ICLEI South America

Ayikai Poswayo

Program Director, Amend

Patricia Purcell

Senior Strategic Adviser, UN Global Compact

Khaled Rajab

National Strategy Advisor, Enabel

Anu Ramaswami

Professor, Director Sustainable Healthy Cities; Chadha Center for Global India

Lea Ranalder

Project Manager and Analyst, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)

Rob Raven

Professor, Monash University

Mauricio Rodas

Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

Shirley Rodrigues

Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, City of London

Harald Rohracher

Professor of Technology and Social Change, Linkoping University

Rodrigo Rosa


Diego Rybski

Deputy Head, CCD Group, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Libby Schaaf

Mayor, Oakland, USA

Seth Schultz

Global Executive Director, The Resilience Shift

Burucuhan Sener

International Cooperation Coordinator, Marmara Municipalities Union

Karen C. Seto

Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Matti Siemiatycki

Professor and Director of the Infrastructure Institute, University of Toronto

Enrique Silva

Director of International and Institute-Wide Initiatives (i3), Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Jonathan Silver

Senior Research Fellow, University of Sheffield

Andrew Simmons

Director of Urban Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Resilience Brokers

Özge Sivrikaya

International Cooperation Expert & SDG Ambassador

Caroline Skinner

Director, Urban Research, WIEGO

Abigail Stoltzfus

Programme Officer, World Habitat Awards

Gabriel Nii Teiko Tagoe

Chief Development Planner, Accra Metropolitan Assembly

Luis Quintanilla Tamez

Policy Analyst, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

André Telles

Celepar Innovation Advisor; VP of Smart Cities at ABINC_IOT

Bronwen Thornton

CEO, Walk21

Christina Y.P. Ting

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Jonas Torrens

Postdoctoral Researcher, Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development; Associate Fellow, Urban Futures Studio

Aytaç Ünverdi

Director, Civil Works Department, Eskisehir Metropolitan Municipality

Maria Vassilakou

CEO, Vassilakou Urban Consulting GmbH

Sandro Vieira

Partner and Executive Director of World Trade Center, WTC Curitiba

Molly Webb

Founder, Energy Unlocked

Jeffrey Witte

Executive Director, Amend