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Artessa Saldivar-Sali is a Civil Engineer with expertise in urban environment as well as disaster risk management and was assessing... Read more »
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Chandan Deuskar has worked on Urban Development in the East Asia and Pacific region of the World Bank since 2011. He is an... Read more »
Chisako Fukuda is the senior communications officer for urban development and disaster risk management at the World Bank. As a former... Read more »
Chris Kennedy is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto, where he teaches courses in... Read more »
Christa Anderson is a Junior Associate at the World Bank's Urban Development and Local Government Unit where she works on cities and... Read more »
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Dan retired early from the World Bank in 2012 after almost 20 years of experience in the urban sector. He was the Bank’s Lead Urban ... Read more »

With degrees in Foreign Service (BS, Georgetown University) and Public Policy (MPP, UC Berkeley), Debra Lam has over ten years of... Read more »
Duncan Gromko works at the Inter-American Development Bank on the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Program. He also writes about... Read more »
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Farouk Banna is an Environmental Engineer who joined the Urban Development and Resilience unit of the World Bank in April 2012, working... Read more »
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Henry Jewell joined the Bank in May 2010 as a Geospatial Analyst in the Urban and Local Government Unit. Prior to joining the Bank he... Read more »
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Jim Leape is the Director General of WWF International, a position to which he was appointed in December 2005. Leape has worked in... Read more »
Judy Baker is a Lead Economist in the Urban Practice Group at the World Bank Institute working on issues of urban poverty, service... Read more »
Julianne Baker Gallegos is a Junior Professional Associate focusing on the relationship between cities and climate change at the World... Read more »
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Keith Garrett is a Private Sector Development Specialist with the Africa, Finance and Private Sector Development unit. He previously... Read more »
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Maggie Comstock is a policy analyst at the U.S. Green Building Council working on federal and international green building policy and... Read more »
Mark Roberts is a Senior Economist with the South Asia Urban and Water Unit of the World Bank, where he is co-leading work on the... Read more »
Matthew E. Kahn is a Professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment, the Department of Economics, the Department of... Read more »
Ming Zhang is sector manager for urban and water for the South Asia region of the World Bank. He has more than 15 years’ experience with... Read more »
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Nicholas Keyes is the Communications Officer for ESMAP, the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program. Prior to joining the Bank in mid... Read more »
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Perinaz Bhada-Tata is an independent consultant working on issues related to solid waste management, cities, and climate change. She was... Read more »
Peter Head is the Director of Arup, a global firm of urban designers, engineers, planners and business consultants. In 2011, he... Read more »
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Rana Amirtahmasebi is an urban planner, working at the Urban Development and Resilience Unit of the World Bank, mostly on issues related... Read more »
Rishi Desai currently manages research efforts for the C40 Cities Climate Leadership group. He is responsible for developing the... Read more »
Robert Bernard is responsible for defining and implementing the global strategy for Microsoft’s environmental efforts. Under Rob’s... Read more »
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Silpa Kaza is an Economist who joined the Urban Development and Resilience unit of the World Bank in 2013, working primarily on solid... Read more »
Sintana Vergara joined the World Bank’s Urban Development unit to assess and improve solid waste (trash) management in cities. Her... Read more »
Somik is a Lead Economist for Urban Development in the World Bank’s Urban and Disaster Risk Management Department. He has been a core... Read more »
Stacy Morford is a senior online communications officer. Read more »
Stephen Hammer joined the World Bank’s Urban Development and Resilience Unit as a Lead Urban Specialist in February 2013... Read more »
Sujoyini Mandal is a consultant with the Urban unit in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region of the World Bank since July 2013. A recent... Read more »
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Victor Vergara joined the World Bank in 1991 and contributed to the preparation of Urban Management Progr... Read more »

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Yara has joined the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid team recently as a Senior Infrastructure Specialist to support the team’s... Read more »
Yue Li is an economist in World Bank’s South Asia region. She recently co-authored the 2013 World Development Report on Jobs, as the... Read more »
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Zuzana is an Operations Analyst at the Sustainable Development Department in the East Asia and Pacific Disaster Risk Management team... Read more »