Jeremy Anterola

Jeremy Anterola is a Hamburg based Landscape Architect with experience in projects around the world such as the Rochor Canal in Singapore or the Masdar’s landscape plan in Abu Dhabi. A core question in his planning process is always how to incorporate nature-based solutions and blue-green infrastructure into the urban fabric. His current project is … Continued

Maria Matos Silva

For some, public spaces are just public spaces, but when seen through the eyes of Maria Matos Silva, public space design has a huge potential when it comes to battling climate change and accommodating natural processes like floods. Maria is a Landscape Architect and works as Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), University … Continued

Mike Lydon

Mike Lydon is an author, advocate, and founding Principal of Street Plans. He works with diverse constituencies of people to catalyze opportunities for street and public space transformation. He is currently working with the City of Honolulu, Hawaii to develop a Tactical Urbanism programme, an approach to community engagement and project delivery that he helped … Continued

Jeni Cross

Jeni Cross is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, USA. She is a community sociologist and interdisciplinary researcher, working with community partners on applied social change projects. These range from improving health and wellbeing in the built environment, to reducing … Continued

Lior Steinberg

Lior Steinberg is an urban planner and co-founder of Humankind, a multidisciplinary collective accelerating the transition towards urban happiness for all. He helps cities to look beyond functionality and to plan urban spaces that make people smile. All the projects Lior participates in have one thing in common: they create people-oriented cities. Being a Jane … Continued

Erion Veliaj

As Mayor of Tirana since 2015, Erion Veliaj has focused on the implementation of child-friendly policies aimed at transforming Tirana into a long-term sustainable city. As part of his vision of giving the city back to its citizens, his administration completely renovated the city’s central square, which was awarded the European Prize for Urban Public … Continued

Hanna Maria van Zijp

Hanna Maria van Zijp is Urban Planner at LINK arkitektur. Some of the most exciting projects she has worked with are ones that involve developing the everyday city. Hanna is very passionate about developing new strategies for inclusive urban mobility on both land and water in sustainable city regions. Currently, Hanna is focusing on the … Continued

Anne Beate Hovind

Anne Beate Hovind commissions and produces art in public spaces. Currently, she is putting her energy and expertise in city planning of Oslo producing two internationally known artworks Future Library by Scottish artist Katie Paterson and Losæter/FlatbreadSociety by the art collective Futurefarmers. Over the past 20 years, she has worked at the interface of art, … Continued

Soraya Axelsson

“If you want to make change, the only way to do it, is to get started”. For the experienced leader, change manager and innovation strategist, Soraya Axelsson, these are not just empty words, but a philosophy to live by. According to her, no challenge is too hard or impossible if you want to make real … Continued

Jorn Wemmenhove

Jorn Wemmenhove is creative strategist and co-founder of humankind, where he advises cities on how to accelerate the transition to an inclusive, sustainable society by imagining the city of tomorrow and already showing it today. Jorn is passionately curious about urbanism, psychoanalysis, social work, and urban happiness. His passion lies in finding creative ways to … Continued