Guests

Dr Marta Fernández

Marta Fernández leads the expansion of RMIT’s global reach across research, industry and student mobility in Europe. She oversees the effective implementation of the University’s research strategy as well as the development of strong industry partnerships to support the quality and relevance of RMIT education and research. Her focus is also on fostering collaborative postgraduate academic … Continue reading Dr Marta Fernández

Professor Ralph Horne

Ralph Horne is the Director of the Global Compact Cities Programme. Ralph’s expertise is in urban social and policy change for sustainable design and development. He has extensive experience of environmental techniques and sustainability appraisal and has a specific research interest in urban transitions, including socio-technical relations in the context of climate change and resource … Continue reading Professor Ralph Horne

Dr Josep Maria Montaner

Josep Maria Montaner is the Housing and District Councillor for Sant Martí at the Barcelona City Council. An architect and Professor at the ETSAB, the Architecture School of UPC University in Barcelona, he has authored more than 40 books on architecture and holds several journalistic and academic awards for his contribution in this area.

Maíta Fernández

Maíta Fernández is Senior Coordinator of the City Resilience Profiling Programme, UNHABITAT. She is in charge of the Program Planning, Coordination and Supervision, and also Institutional Coordination, Fund Raising and Representation of the City Resilience Profiling Programme. Maíta has worked for the City Council of Barcelona for more than 10 years, first as an Architect and … Continue reading Maíta Fernández

Peter Wintlev-Jensen

Peter Wintlev-Jensen is currently deputy Head of Unit in the European Commission DG Communications Networks and Technologies, responsible for development of policy and research strategy related to Information and Communication Technologies and Demographic Ageing.

Ian Spero

Ian Spero is an entrepreneur and authority in brand development through experiential and partnership marketing, invariably involving the construction of unconventional private, public and third sector alliances that deliver business benefit and social impact. In 2012, he joined forces with leading academic institutions to establish Creative Skills For Life, a social venture which aims to explore the creative interface between … Continue reading Ian Spero