As part of a three-day in-person conference programme, a wide range of high-profile speakers including policymakers, activists, designers and academics will provide inspiring and provoking views about the future of our cities and communities.

Norman Foster
Founder and Executive Chairman of Foster + Partners

Yasmeen Lari
Co-Founder and CEO, Heritage Foundation of Pakistan

Prof Carlos Moreno
Scientific Director of the Chair ''Entrepreneurship Territory Innovation'', Sorbonne University-IAE Paris

Lina Ghotmeh
Architect and Founder of Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture

Saskia Sassen
Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University

Lord Deben
Chairman of the Climate Change Committee

Shirley Rodrigues
Deputy Mayor of London for Environment and Energy

Prof. Hanif Kara
Co-Founder and Design Director, AKT II

Kobie Brand
Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI and Regional Director, ICLEI Africa

Omar Degan
Principal, Do Architecture Group, and Obama Foundation Africa Leader

Sadie Morgan
Co-founding Director of dRMM

Iñaqui Carnicero
Secretary General of Urban Agenda, Housing and Architecture, Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Spain

Anna Scavuzzo
Vice Mayor of Milan and Lead for Food Policy Milano

Mikaela Loach
Climate Justice Activist

Marina Otero
Head, MA Social Design, Design Academy Eindhoven

Delton Chen
Project Director and Founder, Global Carbon Reward

Martha Thorne
Senior Advisor, The Obel Award and Distinguished Professor at IE School of Architecture & Design

Claudia Hernández Fernández
General Director of Coordination of Policies and Environmental Culture, Mexico City

Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez
Co-founder and Co-CEO, Notpla

Alisa Andrasek
Director, AIARCH and Biothing, and Professor of Design Innovation Technologies, RMIT University

Lucy Atlee
Senior Quality and Design Manager, TTL Properties, Transport for London

Dinah Bornat
Director, ZCD Architects, Past Mayor’s Design Advocate & Child Friendly Cities Specialist

Zamzam Ibrahim
Student Politician, past Head of UK National Union of Students & Co-founder of Students Organising for Sustainability

Hana Nihill
Architecture Awards Manager, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Prof Sahar Attia
Board Member, Ecocity Builders, Chair UN Universities Network Initiative

Dr Costis Toregas
School of Engineering & Applied Science, George Washington University  & Ecocity Builders Board Member and Treasurer

Elsa Lefevre
Programme Officer, Cities Unit, UN Environment Programme

Gonzalo Herrero Delicado
Director, Ecocity World Summit 2023

Francesca Perry
Editor and Writer specialising in cities, design and sustainability

Rachael Hunnisett
Green Mortgage Campaign Lead, Green Finance Institute

Dr Luisa Bravo
Board Member, Ecocity Builders, Founder, City Space Architecture

Josh Newton
Cities Activation Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Dr Rihab Khalid
Isaac Newton Trust Research Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, Director of Studies in Architecture at Clare College, and affiliated lecturer at the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge

Tracy Smith-Carrier
Associate Professor and the Canada Research Chair

Victoria Thornton
OBE, Chair, Thornton Education Trust

Mischa Young
Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Environments at the Université de l’Ontario Français, Toronto, Canada

Mellis Haward
Co-Director of Archio Architects

Nabiha Qadir
MPhil Architecture and Urban Design Student

Nastaran Peimani
Senior Lecturer in Urban Design, Leader of the Urbanism Research and Scholarship Group, and Co-Founding Director of the Public Space Observatory Research Centre at Cardiff University

Alvaro García Resta
Secretary of Urban Development, City of Buenos Aires

Cheryl Ng
Planning Engagement Coordinator, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Malek Al Jebaie
Master's student at Lund University's International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

Jerry Tate
Director, Tate+Co Architects

Mark Cridge
Executive Director of the National Park City Foundation and London National Park City

Annekee Groeninx van Zoelen
Graduate MSc Architecture, Urbanism & Building Sciences at Delft University of Technology

James Golding
Technical Director at Epic Games

Tomas Stokke
Co-founder and director of Haptic Architects

Scott Carroll
Director, LDA Design

Lucy Jenkins
Chartered Landscape Architect MA MLA CMLI, Associate, WSP Landscape & Urban Design

Martin Murray
Architect and Ph D Researcher

Arjan Hassing
Circular innovation strategist, Project lead CircuLaw, City of Amsterdam

Denis Naughten
TD, Member of the Irish Parliament, and former Irish Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment

Prof. Joseph Alcamo
Director of the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme at the University of Sussex

Kirstin Miller
Executive Director, Ecocity Builders

Isaias Baruch
Digital Design, Ecocity Builders

Ugo Taddei
Head of Transport and Materials Systems, Europe ClientEarth

Prof. Montse Delpino-Chamy
Associate Professor, Departamento de Urbanismo, Universidad de Concepcion Chile

Matthew Springett
Co-Director, MATT+FIONA

George Pope
Programme Coordinator, MATT+FIONA

Jua Cilliers
Head of School of Built Environment at the University of Technology Sydney, Professor of Urban Planning

Francine Lacqua
Editor-at-large and Anchor, Bloomberg Television

Will Hurst
Managing Editor, The Architects' Journal

Matthew Rockall
Communication Instructor

Emma Campbell
Research Fellow in Architecture and Urbanism at Queen's University, Belfast

Shade Abdul
Architect, Educator and Researcher

Dan Sibert
Senior Partner Architect, Foster + Partners

Dan Scanlon
Executive President & Head of Brookfield Properties UK

Natalie Pearce
Culture Designer & Cofounder of The Future Kind Collective

Yasmin Jones-Henry
FT Writer and Curator of The Lab E20

Samuel Tabory
Global Research Leader, Collaborating for Resilience; PhD Candidate in Urban and Regional Planning, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Christian Dimbleby
Architype Associate; Architect and Chartered Engineer

Kristina Roszynski
Architect & Researcher

Charlotte Glazier
Programme Manager, Greening the Public Realm

Catherine McGuinness
Common Councillor and former Policy and Resources Chair, City of London Corporation

Owen Hopkins
Director, Farrell Centre at Newcastle University

Carol Lewis
Property Editor, The Times and The Sunday Times

Sam Jarrett
Head of Marketing and Communications, U+I

Claire Spencer
CEO of the Barbican Centre

Duncan Crowley
Communications Officer, European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability (ECOLISE)

Maria Abebowale-Schwarte
CEO, Foundation for Future London

María Isabel Peña
Former Director Instituto de Urbanismo /FAU/UCV Fundación Espacio, Associate

Deborah Saunt
Founding Director, DSDHA

Carl Weisbrod
Senior Advisor, HR&A, and former Chairman, New York City Planning Commission

Shravan Joshi MBE
Chair of the Planning & Transportation Committee, City of London

Diana Ibáñez López
Course Leader, MA Cities, Central Saint Martins

Sophie Mauzerolle
City Councillor, Executive Committee Member & Agglomeration Council Member

Suhair Khan
Technologist & Entrepreneur

Tim Moonen
Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Business of Cities

Jorn Verbeeck
Net Zero Urban Programme, Global Lead, KPMG, and Board Member, EU Climate Neutral and Smart Cities Mission

Philip Glanville
Mayor of Hackney & Exec. Member Transport & Environment, London Councils

Prof. Catalina Turcu
Professor of Sustainable Built Environment, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL

Phil Graham
Executive Director, Good Growth, Greater London Authority

Ruth Duston OBE, OC
Managing Director, Primera Corporation

Kate Hart
CEO of the Eastern City BID, Primera

Shubhanaga Simpson
Associate Director, Mole Architects

Lucy Yu
Chief Executive, Centre for Net Zero, Octopus Energy

Dr Janis Birkeland
Honorary Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne

Déborah López and Hadin Charbel

Heba Khalil
Professor of Sustainable Urbanism

Dr Shampa Roy-Mukherjee
Interim Dean of the Royal Docks School of Business and Law, University of East London

Stephen Lorimer
Lead for the Clean Energy Cities programme at Centre for Net Zero, powered by Octopus Energy

Christopher Pountney
Associate Director, Arup

Serge Salat
Founder of the Urban Morphology and Complex System Institute

Margaux Ginestet
Consultant, Cities Unit, UN Environment Programme

Pete Daw
Head of Climate Change, Greater London Authority

Lucy Bullivant
Founder and Director, Lucy Bullivant & Associates, and Chair, Lambeth Design Review Panel

Lauren-Rose Harper
Sustainability Officer at Peabody

Christina Olsen
Managing Director, Center for Ecocities, BCIT

Cora Hallsworth
Manager of Municipal Programs at BCIT’s Centre for Ecocities

Glenys Verhulst
Sustainability Planner with the District of Saanich

Katy Lock
Director - Communities (FJ Osborn Fellow), Town & Country Planning Association

Nillapat Srisoparb
Lecturer, Architecture Urban Design & Creative Arts, Mahasarakham University & Country Representative & Observer of ARCASIA Committee on Young Architects (ACYA)

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