A good project team is connected, forward-looking, comprehensive, flexible, meticulous and procedural in the application of research led knowledge and practice based methodology.
FOUNDER | PROJECTS DIRECTOR, AFRICA, EUROPE, ASIA, AUSTRALIA, NZ
International project consultant and advisor in strategic communication and policy; community consultation and stakeholder management; architecture, urban design and construction management. Working experience across a broad range of government, commercial and NGO sectors including urban governance and policy, commercial, residential, large civic infrastructure, sustainable community development projects and the global aid and development assistance sector. Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) and an Associate of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
MBA Social Impact (Australia, Germany, South Africa)
Master Construction Project Management (Australia)
Master Architecture & Urbanism (Australia, Germany)
BA Architecture (Australia)
RESEARCH DIRECTOR, AFRICA, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, NZ
Specialist consultant in the field of international sustainable development. Ken's focus has been on the planning and delivery of projects to enhance the economic value of work done by members of underprivileged (low-income) communities and in market and sector research in order to help improve the living standards of those communities. Primarily working in Sub-Saharan Africa, with extensive project work experience in the following sectors: access to (renewable) energy, climate change, agricultural value chains, small-holder / small-scale farmer development, social enterprise, inclusive business.
Master Public Management (Germany)
MA Development Studies (Australia)
BA History (New Zealand)
URBAN DESIGN & POLICY, SOUTH AMERICA, EUROPE CONSULTANT
Marianna has (10+) years experience in urban design and planning policy and professional practice in South America, Southern and Northern Europe. Marianna's most notable projects include the development of urban design projects for public space regeneration for the Municipal Institute of Urban Design - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and land-use planning, model integration, environment and aircraft noise for the Institute of Civil Aviation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Marianna is a sought after conference convenor and speaker, published and exhibited extensively on Social Inclusion and Collective Urban Projects; Resourceful Cities, Informal Economies and Networked Urban Morphology.
PhD Urban Studies (Portugal)
Master Urban Design (Germany)
Bachelor Architecture & Urbanism (Brazil)
Maria MONTEIRO GOMES
LANDSCAPE, PUBLIC SPACE RESEARCHER, EUROPE CONSULTANT
Maria is a Landscape Architect with (15+) years experience in urban landscape design, landscape restoration. Maria's professional project experience extends to public space design for CCRLVT-GAT Santarém (Regional public planning department technical support office). Including collaboration with different municipalities and landscape design offices. Maria has published extensively on Walked City and the Urban Social Plexus, Public Place Attachment the Contemporary City and public art intervention in Mouraria and its impact on the social production of public space.
PhD Urban Studies (Portugal)
Master Human Ecology (Portugal)
Bachelor Landscape Architecture (Portugal)
CITIES, URBAN ECONOMICS & DEVELOPMENT, AFRICA, UK
Rashiq is an urbanist and thought leader on discourse and action related to the future of African cities. As an independent urbanist he leads research, strategy, business and communication for urban planning and development projects of various scales with a focus on masterplans, housing development, public space and arts project and urban regeneration. Rashiq is a sought after conference speaker including United Nations events in Rio de Janeiro and Durban, and at various events in Munich, London, New York, Barcelona Casablanca and Paris. He has also published in local and international media including Icon Magazine, Monocle TV, The Guardian, The Cape Argus and others.
Bachelor of Business Science, Actuarial Studies (South Africa)
HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, NORTH AMERICA CONSULTANT
Gerald has extensive experience in the areas of community, economic and real estate development, having managed and developed over 2,000 units of housing totalling $650 million in pubic, private and non-profit corporations. Notable accomplishments include the Neighbourhood Stabilisation Program for the City of Los Angeles Housing Department, one of the single largest redevelopment initiatives undertaken by the City. Gerald has extensive experience in real estate development initiatives to spur the creation and retention of jobs, reconnecting neighbourhoods to educational, commercial, workplace and medical services.
Master Public Administration & City Governance (USA)
BA Political Science & Government (USA)
Madelena CORTE REAL
URBAN SOCIOLOGY RESEARCHER, EUROPE CONSULTANT
Madalena is an Urban Sociologist and community development professional with extensive experience in inter-related subjects such as urban governance and social inclusion. Madalena has published on urban transformations, social production of space as well as on the urban context under financial crisis. Projects include participation on an interdisciplinary approach on environmental changes in estuaries in metropolitan areas, analysing fishing communities, and collaborating for the Portuguese Institute for Drugs & Drug Addictions which included working with public and local stakeholders, the design of programs, territorial assessment, monitoring and evaluation of projects.
PhD Urban Studies (Portugal)
Master Planning & Evaluation Development (Portugal)
Bachelor Sociology (Portugal)
URBAN RESEARCHER, SOUTH AMERICA, EUROPE CONSULTANT
Carolina is a PhD candidate in the field of Urbanism in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has a Masters of Architecture majoring in Urban Studies from University of Minho, Portugal. Carolina has extensive experience in 'City Tourism' having worked at Tourism Office of Amarante, Portugal and Museum of Amadeo de Souza Cardoso. A member of the 'Forest Vigilant on the Youth' developing programs combining youth and ecotourism in South America. Reconciling conservation, rural development and young people living in peri-urban areas near conservation zones, focusing on the importance of intangible outcomes of sustainable development, conservation, social heterogeneity, education, employment, and images of rural and urban life.
PhD Candidate (Brazil)
Master Architecture (Portugal)
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