Our Advisory Council
It is an intergovernmental body of the United Nations, dedicated to providing the world with an objective, scientific view of climate change and the natural, political and economic impacts and risks, and possible response options.
Claudia has been instrumental in developing one of the most innovative road safety programs in the world, significantly influencing the international agenda, as well as those of national and local governments.
Her specialism is the impact of design decisions on the microclimate at street level and how to mitigate conditions to support urban walking. Dulce has a PhD in Environment, Energy and Sustainable Design from the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London; a Masters in Bioclimatic Architecture from Witwatersrand University, South Africa; and a Bachelor in Architecture from the Escola Superior de Belas Artes, Lisbon, Portugal.
He has more than 20 years of experience defining the importance of walking, what to do to support and encourage walkers and how to value and measure the impact of investments that aim to improve conditions.
She is the Senior Principal Research Fellow at the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities and the Healthy Liveable Cities group at the Centre for Urban Research. For more than 20 years Billie and a multi-disciplinary research team have been studying the impact of the built environment on health and wellbeing.
She has visited faculty at business schools in the region where she taught courses in infrastructure finance, climate finance and sustainability. Supriya has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a Bachelors in Engineering from Bangalore University. She also completed executive leadership programs at Florida University and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Maria brought the importance of walking strategies to the centre of political debate and made it crucial to Vienna’s integrated mobility strategy. She coordinated the delivery of a 1% increase in walking mode share after a Year of Walking campaign and inspired the national government to develop a Walking Strategy that connected both environment and transport departments.
Since 2018, Dimitra has also run ‘POLITOPIA walking cities’, a consultancy firm on walkability and public spaces’ issues. A qualified architect-engineer from the National Technical University Athens, she has a master’s degree on urban planning from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, and a PhD in urban geography from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.Dimitra also lectures at the EuroMed University of Fès (UEMF), Harokopio University of Athens and at the École d’Urbanisme de Paris (EUP) and is a member of the Géographie-cités’ and ‘Infrastructure Architecture Territoire’ research laboratories.