Principal Matt Nohn is an urban economist and development planner with 17 years of work experience in 30+ countries. His work addresses the housing, land, infrastructure, transportation and employment nexus, focusing on resource mobilization, incremental, labor-intensive development, and participatory governance. A Loeb Fellow at Harvard GSD, he holds a Master of Public Policy (Harvard HKS) and a Dipl.-Ing. Architecture/Urban Planning (TU Darmstadt).
Evandro Holz is a Senior Urban Development Expert. He holds a MSc. in Urban Management (TU Berlin) with a background in Civil Engineering (UFRGS, Brazil), and has more than eight years of experience working in projects in South America, Africa, Europe and Asia. His areas of expertise are environment, urban resilience and affordable housing and settlement planning.
Adele Vosper is Senior Urban Development Expert. She holds a MSc. in Urban Management (TU Berlin), and a Master of Public Health (La Trobe University, Australia). Her work focuses on healthy, inclusive and sustainable urban development. She has more than seven years of professional experience gained in Australia, Africa and Europe, including five years in public health.
Eliana Silva is Senior Urban Development Expert. She holds a MSc. in Urban Management (TU Berlin) and a Bachelor in Economics (UCV, Venezuela). She has eight years of professional experience working on social and urban development projects in Latin America and Europe, particularly with CAF. At Rapid Urbanism, her work focuses on housing, urban economics, resilience and climate change.
Samuel Senesie is Housing and Human Settlement Expert. A former Head of Civil Works Department in Sierra Leone, he has eight years of postgraduate professional experience and holds a B.Eng. with honors in Civil Engineering from the University of Sierra Leone. At Rapid Urbanism he is involved in, inter alia, founding the Institute for Advanced Urbanization and Artificial Intelligence (IAUAI) and addressing rapid urbanization challenges in West Africa.
Swapnil Kangankar serves as Urban Development Expert. He holds a MSc in Urban Management (TU Berlin) and has a background in architecture (Sir J.J COA, Mumbai). He has an experience of around five years of working on numerous public as well as private sector projects in different affordable housing, urban resilience, planning and architecture. At Rapid Urbanism he is involved in founding the Institute for Advanced Urbanization and Artificial Intelligence (IAUAI).
Alokananda Nath is Urban Planning Expert, focusing on inclusive and smart cities, affordable housing and slum upgrading. She has 5 years of work experience with national consultancies, municipal corporations, research organizations and international agencies. Aloka holds a Bachelor in Architecture from Kolkata and a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from CEPT Ahmedabad. At present she pursues a MSc. in Urban Management at TU Berlin.
Patricia Guena Trottenberg is Urban Development Associate. As a graduate architect and urbanist from the Mackenzie University in São Paulo (Brazil), she has seven years of experience in projects for slum upgrading, green areas and open spaces, focusing in environmental issues and participatory processes. At present she attends the postgraduate MSc. Urban Management Programme at TU Berlin.
Sofia Fernandez Rosso is Urban Development Associate. As Architect (UBA, Argentina) and Landscape Architect (UTDT, Argentina) she has gained more than eight years of professional experience in Argentina, Europe and Asia. Her work focuses in affordable housing, inclusive public space and sustainable urban development. At present, she attends the postgraduate MSc. in Urban Management Programme at TU Berlin.