Marco Buemi

Marco Buemi has passionately worked with sustainable development and social inclusion issues for the Swedish and Italian governments and the European Union as senior expert for more than 15 years. He has been project manager for EU Urban sustainability projects for many cities in Italy and throughout Europe. Now he is a project manager for … Continued

Anna Lisa Boni

Anna Lisa Boni has been secretary general of EUROCITIES since June 2014. She has 25 years of professional experience in EU public affairs in the field of local and regional government and has successfully worked for a stronger recognition of cities’ challenges within the European agenda. Her aim is to act in a way that … Continued

Heinrich Strößenreuther

Heinrich Strößenreuther founded the three NGOs Changing Cities, GermanZero, and KlimaUnion in Berlin, and is – you guessed it – most passionate about local and national climate policy. The success of his achievements is undeniable: ChangingCities has triggered a Germany-wide movement of local referendums on Cycling Bills; GermanZero was inspired by UF19 in Oslo and … Continued

Marcus Willand

Marcus Willand is the Head of Mobility Strategy & Services of MHP, a Porsche company in Ludwigsburg. Marcus helps his clients to anticipate and leverage the evolution of mobility and his focus areas are new mobility-concepts in cities, platform-based mobility-as-a-service as well as the digitalization of transport chains. Prior to that, he held responsibility for … Continued

Gil Penalosa

Gil is the founder and chair of the board of the successful Canadian non-profit organization 8 80 Cities. He is passionate about cities for all people and advises decision makers on how to create vibrant cities and healthy communities for everyone regardless of age, gender and social, economic, or ethnic background. His focus lies on … 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

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

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts is co-director of the climate program at the Barr Foundation. She is focusing on transportation and land use, two critical levers for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Mary is also responsible for advancing a transportation and smart growth portfolio of grant making. Her aim is to modernize our transit systems and to help … Continued

Nadine Galle

Nadine works as research fellow at Metabolic and is Managing Director at Green City Watch in Amsterdam. She explores and implements innovative ways to improve urban ecosystems with emerging ‘smart city’ technologies. She is known for her work on ‘circular cities’ at Metabolic, where she maps urban metabolisms and develops circular economy interventions. More recently, … Continued

Hanna E. Marcussen

Hanna E. Marcussen who represents the Norwegian Green Party is Vice Mayor for Urban Development of the City of Oslo. She is in charge of urban development, city planning, building regulations and development projects, including architectural and historical heritage, urban regeneration as well as City’s real estate holdings. Hanna is one of the city’s main drivers … Continued