Pepijn Duijvestein

Pepijn Duijvestein is a serial hands-on change-maker, so maybe it’s no surprise that he was described by the New York Times as a “crazy sustainable experiment bunny”. Value-driven with a strong focus on community-based regenerative developments, Pepijn’s passion is creating solutions for climate challenges together with communities and businesses. He is well known for founding … Continued

Jonathan Rose

Jonathan Rose is the president of the Jonathan Rose Companies. He develops green mixed use, mixed income housing, to create models of communities of opportunity. As developer, they have been leaders in creating models of green building, place making, design excellence, and mixing incomes. Currently, they are developing Sendero Verde, North America’s largest passive house … Continued

Jeff Risom

As Chief Innovation Officer at Gehl, Jeff Risom works at the intersection of all the things we share in cities – from parks and streets to food systems – and the way we experience them. It is his mission to transform the way cities are shaped by making public life an intentional driver for design, … Continued

Maria Gabriela da Silva Costa

Maria Gabriela is dedicated to sustainable design and building solutions both in her private and professional life. While using her free time to participate in forums and community events to discuss the most appropriate solutions for her neighbourhood, her position at Sweco UK of course allows for a wider range of influence: As Senior Sustainability … Continued

Mindaugas Pakalnis

Mindaugas Pakalnis is a man with a clear urban vision. In his position as Chief City Architect at Vilnius Municipality, he is responsible for the general strategy of the city in terms of architectural, landscape and cultural heritage planning, with a great interest in sustainable mobility issues. Over the past few years, Mindaugas has not … Continued

Christina Salmhofer

Christina works as sustainability strategist for the city of Stockholm. She’s currently working at the Stockholm Royal Seaport, the largest urban development area in Sweden and one of Europe’s largest urban development projects with sustainability ambitions: a former brownfield area is converted into a vibrant and attractive city district with at least 25.000 residents and … Continued

Rita Justesen

The world changes and cities change too. As Director of Planning and Sustainability at the City of Copenhagen, Rita Justesen sees the necessity of being part of that huge transformation, which is why she focuses on the development of new urban districts that are sustainable both, in the short and long run. According to Rita, … Continued

Jacob Kurek

Over the past twenty years, Jacob Kurek’s work with Henning Larsen Architects has helped propel the firm to its present position on the global architecture scene. Jacob’s focus on site-specific and community-based urban solutions reveals a core commitment to transparent, democratic architecture. Through the years, he has worked with a wide range of typologies, including … Continued

Gerhard Schuster

Gerhard Schuster has worked in real estate for more than 30 years. His ambition in aspern Seestadt – the urban lab of Smart City Wien – is to use his expertise to help build a city that changes the way we plan cities in the future. He invites and supports gamechangers from different realms, brings … Continued

Johannes Riegler

As a Stakeholder Involvement Officer, Johannes Riegler connects urban actors from local initiatives to European networks to jointly discuss concrete urban issues and translate the created knowledge into strategic orientations for European research and innovation funding. Currently, his work focuses on how urban experimentation and urban living labs can support urban transitions and how experimental … Continued