Josephine Yilan Liu
Founding Partner at Urban Future | AustriaJosephine Yilan Liu is a founding partner of the URBAN FUTURE ventures in Europe and Asia – including the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference and URBAN FUTURE project development vehicles and funds. Based in Vienna, Josephine’s main role is to connect people, ideas, and capital, in order to leverage resources across sectors that result in innovative, sustainable, and resilient urban solutions. Trained in architecture, and with a wealth of experience in urban development, Josephine’s current research in cognitive science focuses on the topics of behaviour change and the impacts of urban life. Using the latest knowledge of cognition, psychology, and dynamic system theories, she develops theories and methods to design better environments and cities, as well as more effective models and strategies for behaviour change on both the individual and collective levels. Prior to her URBAN FUTURE ventures, Josephine worked across Asia, Europe, and North America with renowned designers and architects on business development and training, bridging the gaps between sectors, cultures, and mentalities.