He loves championing unlikely alliances. He connects ideas, people and places – bringing together policy makers, professionals, civil society leaders and community groups to a collective understanding of common urban challenges and overlapping agendas. Professionally, he is an urbanist and a mobiliser. He helps build consensus, inspire action and bring ideas and concepts into reality. Personally, he is a defender (altruist), that’s driven to help his loved ones, and others, see the best in themselves and realise that they can be anything they want to be. He has always loved beautiful, organised and functional places. Today, he helps city leaders, urban enthusiasts and communities see possibilities and experiment with ideas.
His interest areas include Places for People, Health and Well-being in cities, Urban Futures and Urban Risks and Governance. He is increasingly intrigued by the science-urbanism nexus.