Annie Bidgood is an Urban Development Specialist at the World Bank. She has worked at the World Bank for three years, covering Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Annie works primarily on affordable housing, land use planning, spatial development, and public spaces. Prior to the World Bank Annie worked with the International Housing Finance Program of the Wharton School, organizing executive training programs and conducting policy research. Annie holds a Master in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B. S. in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.