Joseph Muturi

Joseph Muturi, Chair of the Slum Dwellers International (SDI) Board of Directors, is a social activist and leader of Muungano wa Wanavijiji, the national federation of slum dwellers in Kenya. Joe joined Muungano in 1998 after demolitions and forced evictions in Nairobi’s Toi market. Muungano is the largest social movement in Kenya, which for over 20 years […]

Anacláudia Rossbach

Anacláudia Rossbach is the Regional Manager for Cities Alliance in LAC and Manager of the Global Programme on Informality. She supports the design of programs, leverage of communities of practice, advisory services, transfer & knowledge exchange, and technical assistance in housing and urban public policies in the global south through projects such as the Urban […]

Ronita Bardhan

Ronita Bardhan is Assistant Professor of Sustainability in Built Environment at the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge. She is Director of MPhil in Architecture and Urban Studies (MAUS) and leads the Sustainable Design Group at the Martin Centre: Sustainable buildings and cities, Department of Architecture. Dr Bardhan is an architectural engineer and urban studies […]

Alessandro Rancati

Alessandro Rancati is a member of the New Bauhaus Unit at the European Commission´s Joint research Centre. He is an architect and designer with extensive experience in design for policy, strategic design, design direction, service design, group facilitation and participatory leadership. Alessandro Rancati is interested in bridging design and complexity theory while contributing to the […]

Johann Baar

Johann Baar is Member of the Executive Board at the Hilti Foundation, where he leads the work on safe and affordable housing. A priority is the promotion of pioneering technical solutions helping families in need improve their housing situation as a basis to start their journey into a better, self-determinant life. To achieve its goals, […]

Grzegorz Gajda

Grzegorz Gajda is Senior Urban Specialists at the European Investment Bank. He appraises projects submitted for the EIB financing both from the European Union countries and from outside of the EU. Previously, while he was with the IFC he lead Ukraine Residential Energy Efficiency Project. Prior to the IFC, he was with European Bank for […]

Edoardo Concari Coppola

Edoardo Concari Coppola is the Buildings Policy Coordinator at Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, Europe’s leading NGO coalition fighting dangerous climate change, with over 170 member organisations active in 38 European countries, representing over 1.500 NGOs and more than 47 million citizens. In his role, Edoardo advocates for fair and progressive policies to accelerate the […]

Andrew Popelka

Andrew Popelka is a Senior Energy Advisor in the Europe & Eurasia Bureau of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), supporting the agency’s energy sector reform agenda and energy efficiency programs in Southeast Europe and in Eastern Partnership countries. He holds a MSME degree from the Technical University in Brno, Czech Republic. Prior […]

Alina Muzioł-Węcławowicz

Alina Muzioł-Węcławowicz, PhD, urban geographer, researcher and consultant specializing in housing economy and housing policy, especially social and affordable housing, urban renewal and local development issues. She was professionally associated with the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the National Economy Bank, the Warsaw University of Technology. Currently cooperates with […]

Kecia Rust 

Kecia Rust is the Executive Director and founder of the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF). She is a housing policy specialist and has worked with both public and private sector practitioners in promoting access to affordable housing and housing finance in Africa for the past 20 years. She was the Housing Finance Coordinator […]

Barbara Steenbergen

Barbara Steenbergen is the Head of International Union of Tenants (IUT) EU liaison office, which she also established in 2008. She has been committed to tenant protection for more than 20 years, and is responsible for the political relations and representation of the interests of the European tenant associations towards the EU Commission, the EU […]

Julian Baskin

Julian Baskin works at the Cities Alliance Secretariat as the Principal Urban Advisor supporting the design and implementation of country programmes including Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Liberia. He is a Town and Regional Planner with over 30 years of experience in urban programming, with a focus on participatory planning, slum upgrading and affordable […]