Anni Sinnemäki

As the first female Deputy Mayor responsible for city planning, traffic system, and real estate, Anni Sinnemäki works to make a difference in building a cohesive and sustainable city every day. She strongly emphasizes combining land use planning and traffic planning: This includes replacing motorways with city boulevards, making Helsinki carbon neutral by 2035, investing … Continued

Ricardo Veludo

Ricardo Veludo is a Territory Engineer with immense experience in real estate, urban planning and housing policies. Alongside his academic work, as a professor and researcher, he has coordinated public projects in the municipalities of Lisbon, Almada, Setúbal, Loulé and Sines. As the Deputy Mayor of Lisbon he concentrates on using innovative models of participation … Continued

Wouter van de Braak

As Director of Commercial Real Estate at the Netherlands’ biggest urban development project ‘Heart of South Rotterdam‘, it is Wouter‘s mission to turn dark and concrete spaces into welcoming, safe and green places where people want to meet, raise their children, start their businesses and simply experience positive emotions. To reach this goal, Wouter does … Continued

Robert Beaudry

For almost 20 years, Robert Beaudry has been involved in civic, community and political action – always following the ambition to contribute to the development of a more equal community. This is what pushes him to surpass himself every day and develop a fair, sustainable city on a human scale. As a member of the … Continued

Miguel Gaspar

Miguel Gaspar has a deep knowledge on public policy and public administration but bountiful experience from both the private and public sectors. He has delivered high impact projects across more than 20 years of professional experience. With SIBS, he has been working with cities, public administration, and companies to modernise and transform commerce and citizen … Continued

Johan Verlinde

Johan Verlinde works for the City of Rotterdam as the program manager of the Rotterdam Climate Adaptation Plan. The goal of the plan is to take the next step in preparing the city for climate hazards like heavy rainfall, heat and drought. This is done in close collaboration with citizens, private sector, social housing corporations, … Continued

Lisbeth Hammer Krog

Lisbeth Hammer Krog is the Mayor of Bærum Kommune and a leading figure advocating progress and renewal within Norwegian local politics. Having broad experience from the public and private sector, including the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities, she has led a municipality experiencing complicated challenges in the fields of transportation and urban development. … Continued

Lene Conradi

Lene Conradi is the Mayor of Asker Kommune, a position she has held since 2007. She is the head of the joint executive council in charge of the ongoing merger between the municipalities Røyken, Hurum, and Asker. The new, larger Asker municipality will “go live” January 1st, 2020. In this process, the municipal planning is … Continued

Frank Jensen

Frank Jensen is the Lord Mayor of the City of Copenhagen, where more than half of the citizens commute by bike and 99% of the houses are heated with clean district heating. Jensen’s investments in green, sustainable solutions have made Copenhagen more green, clean, liveable and prosperous. Through the cooperation with mayors and cities from … Continued

Rui Moreira

As Mayor of the city of Porto, Rui Moreira is most passionate about culture since it is the most important issue to bring people together. He deeply cares about engaging citizens and letting them be a part of shaping their city – to become more sustainable. According to Rui, the promotion of a smart and … Continued