Emeritus Professor of Development Planning at University College London / DPU | FranceYves Cabannes is an urban and regional planner by training, an urban specialist, activist, and scholar. He has been involved in the research and development of community- and local government-led initiatives for more than 45 years. As the former UN Habitat Urban Management Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean [LAC] Yves participated actively in the implementation and expansion of local and human centred innovations, and participatory budgeting, for which he still supports, researches, teaches on, and advocates for. More of Yves’ fields of expertise include urban local food and agriculture systems, community and collective forms of land tenure, and the reduction of urban-rural and social inequities. His extensive work in Asia includes positions as: co-investigator for Urban Knowledge Network Asia; Consultant to the Asian Development Bank and to the FAO Food system project in Bangladesh; and strategic advisor to various NGOs. Yves is a published author and has also lectured at Harvard University and held the Chair of Development Planning at University College London’s Development Planning Unit.