Ieva Česnulaitytė

Ieva Česnulaitytė is a future fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna and the Founding Head of Research and Learning at DemocracyNext. With the latter, she works on building new institutions for the next democratic paradigm of citizen participation, representation, and deliberation. Previously, Ieva was a Policy Analyst at the OECD, where she … Continued

Malene Freudendal-Pedersen

Malene Freudendal-Pedersen is Professor in Urban Planning at Aalborg University, Campus Copenhagen in Denmark. Her work is strongly inspired by and focuses on the transition to sustainable mobilities and its impact on everyday life, communities, societies, and cities. With an interdisciplinary background linking sociology, geography, urban planning, and the sociology of technology, Malene heads the … Continued

Winfried Hermann

Winfried Hermann is Minister of Transport and a directly elected member of the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. This puts him in charge of matters concerning road engineering, public transport, and infrastructure for all forms of mobility: pedestrian, road, air, and even barges! His responsibilities also include noise and air pollution controls, and the protection … Continued

Étienne Métais

Étienne Métais is an Associate Director and Head of the Cities, States & Regions programme for CDP, a global non-profit organisation that runs a system for companies, cities, states, and regions to disclose their environmental impact. More than 19,000 companies and 1,100 locations use the programme, using their CDP scores to drive investment and procurement … Continued

Fabian Schöttle

As a strategic designer, Fabian Schöttle works at the interface between politics, urban planning, and society. His focus is on participation, long-term communication, and exhibition design. Hence, Fabian leads communications for Stuttgart Rosenstein, the city’s largest urban development project. His vision is to shape a new radically green, mixed, and socially just city district in … Continued

Cord Soehlke

Cord Soehlke is a lecturer, trained architect, former freelance journalist, and has even worked in public relations, planning, and marketing for the Tübingen-Südstadt Development Project. For almost a decade, Cord headed the Office of Municipal Development and Urban Rehabilitation in Tübingen, Germany, where he was also the executive director for property development at the Tübingen … Continued

Marianne Weinreich

Aside from a wealth of experience speaking and moderating conferences around the world, Marianne Weinreich is Market Manager in Ramboll’s Smart Mobility division. For five years now, she has headed their thought leadership programme and supports clients in their plans for better mobility. Marianne is an expert in cycling policy and promotion with 20 years’ … Continued

Natalie Voland

Natalie Voland has a unique and purpose-driven, design-centred outlook towards real estate development, influenced by her roots as a social worker. In her work, Natalie prioritises the historical protection of civic assets thinking how building can be used to unite communities and for environmental advocacy. This social driven developer is a leader of the Quebec … Continued

Thekla Walker

Thekla Walker is an active player in environmental protection, nature conservation, economy modernisation, and the promotion of educational equality. Her enthusiasm for and involvement in environmental policy started by producing radio programmes on a variety of topics for the Greenpeace group in Stuttgart as well as documentaries for international climate change conferences. Her involvement in … Continued

Nancy Shoiry

Nancy Shoiry is CEO of SHDM, Montréal’s Real Estate Corporation with a unique business model. Going beyond service provision, SHDM develops innovative solutions that respond to and meet the challenges inherent to the city, in a context of intense pressure on urban land and increasing financial constraints. For more than 30 years, Nancy has brought … Continued