Mercedita Guerrero

As the City Environment and Natural Resources Officer, Mercedita Guerrero makes sure that the environment and natural resources within the territorial jurisdiction of the city of Dipolog is properly protected and managed. Conducting environmental awareness and advocacy on topics such as climate change, solid waste management, forest protection and management, biodiversity protection and management, among … Continued

Ana Barjasic

There’s nothing Ana Barjasic doesn’t know about entrepreneurship! In addition to being a Board Member at European Innovation Council, London, she is behind numerous successful events, programmes, and international collaborations with big names including the World Bank and European Commission. Ana is an expert in everything from startups, investment readiness, risk mitigation, access to finance, … Continued

Derek Dunsire

Derek Dunsire is Group Manager of Liveable Neighbourhoods at Glasgow City Council and absolutely loves his work, as he’s most passionate about connectivity, people, and place. He makes cities more sustainable through community-led activities at a local level, involving residents, academia, businesses, city authorities, and other stakeholder organisations. Derek is focused on delivering real outcomes … Continued

Marilou Calibo

As City Councilor of Dipolog since 2016, Marilou Calibo has been working on policies that promote and enhance the capacity of individuals and families to harness their potentials and improve their well-being. She believes that this is crucial for them to become resilient and be able to take their share in making the city sustainable. … Continued

Ewa Westermark

As Partner & Director at Gehl in Copenhagen, Ewa Westermark uses her 20 years of international experience as an architect and urban designer trying to find local solutions to global wicked problems. She works in co-creative processes with all sorts of stakeholders to transform city spaces and making it easier for people to live sustainable … Continued

Jorn Wemmenhove

Jorn Wemmenhove is Co-founder and Creative Strategist at Humankind. In case the company’s name doesn’t give it away already, he is most passionate about urban change towards human cities. Jorn helps cities with the right human-powered data and insights, providing tools to radically reimagine the future and strategies for acting today. He claims that cities … Continued

Kimmo Viljamaa

Kimmo Viljamaa is an expert in the fields of local economic development, research policy, innovation policy and regional policy. Kimmo has worked with and for national and regional governments and their agencies, research establishments and international organisations. For over 8 years now, Kimmo has been Economic Development Director at the city of Vantaan, which aims … Continued

Veera Vihula

Veera Vihula, Development Consultant at the city of Espoo, is most passionate about co-creation, as it is about learning, creating, and solving challenges together – which is, for her, the key to a sustainable future. Luckily, her work is all about building capacities for co-creation, innovative ecosystems, and new digital services. Veera believes that making … Continued

Seble Samuel

Seble Samuel is Global Cities Campaign Lead at Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative, supporting a global coalition to scale the number of cities promoting an equitable fossil fuel phase-out and a just energy transition. Climate justice is her big passion, as she believes that the profit of a minority should not jeopardise the majority’s life … Continued

Anuela Ristani

Anuela is the Deputy Mayor of Tirana and in charge of International Affairs and Sustainable Development. She joined the city in 2015 as the Chief of Staff and was appointed Deputy after 2019 elections. During her work for the city, she has overseen the Green City Action Plan, the Tirana Child Friendly Agenda and the … Continued