Team

TC's Team

Tomorrow's Cities are being shaped by a multidisciplinary team from different research institutions. Our team brings together a range of perspectives and skills to address the complex challenges facing urban areas. With a focus on sustainability and equity our team is working together to create cities that are more liveable, inclusive, and resilient. From urban planners and architects to social scientists, engineers and earth scientists we are committed to building a better future for all.

Our Team

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Senior Management Team
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Mark Pelling

Mark Pelling

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Director, UCL ,GCRF Urban Disaster Risk: Tomorrow's Cities
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Prof. Hugh Sinclair

Hugh Sinclair

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Professor of Surface Geodynamics, Principal Investigator, GCRF Urban Disaster Risk: Tomorrow's Cities
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Prof. Galasso

Carmine Galasso

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Risk Working Group Lead
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Ramesh Guragain

Ramesh Guragain

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Capacity Strengthening Lead
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Prof. John McCloskey

John McCloskey

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Former Director and Principal Investigator, GCRF Urban Disaster Risk: Tomorrow's Cities

The Senior Management Team (SMT) ultimately governs the entire Tomorrows Cities Hub and is the key decision making body.  SMT works together to deliver the Hub’s overall purpose and sets in place all operating functions to guarantee the effective delivery of Tomorrows Cities and ensures that the Hub’s overarching governance s fit for purpose. SMT leads in reporting and works collaboratively to meet the funders reporting and evaluation requirements.

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Programme Working Group
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Thaísa Comelli UCL

Thaísa Comelli

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Postdoctoral Research Associate
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Max Hope  Leeds Beckett

Max Hope

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Principal Lecturer in Planning and Geography
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Emin Yahya Menteşe

Emin Yahya Menteşe

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Postdoctoral Researcher
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Gemma Cremen UCL

Gemma Cremen

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Lecturer of Risk and Resilience Engineering
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Roberto Gentile

Roberto Gentile

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Lecturer in Catastrophe Risk Modelling
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Ekin

Ekin Ekici

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Action Planning Coordinator

Tomorrow’s Cities “Programme Working Group” (PWG) comprises a wide range of international researchers who lead the different technical stages of the TCDSE and project managers, as well as Capacity Strengthening, Communications and MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning) representatives. 

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Operations Team
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Dawn

Dawn Alexander

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Project Manager
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Niamh Bajai

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Project Administrator
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Ciara

Ciara Merrick

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Project Manager
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Alistair Ordeman

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Finance Manager
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Joanne Pitt

Joanne Pitt

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Operations Manager
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Sérgio Esperancinha

Sérgio Esperancinha

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Communications Manager
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Khadga Sen Oli

Khadga Sen Oli

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Communications Manager for Rapti, Cox's Bazaar and Chittagong
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Sanjeev Ram Vaidya

Sanjeev Ram Vaidya

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IT and Web Development Expert
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Sumit Kumar Shrestha

Sumit Kumar Shrestha

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Operational Coordinator - Rapti, Cox's Bazaar and Chittagong
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Nisha Shrestha

Nisha Shrestha

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MEL Expert, Research Associate (WP4), Capacity Strengthening Module 4 Lead
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Sukirti Amatya

Sukirti Amatya

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Research Associate - MEL
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Emine Öner

Emine Öner

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Project Manager - Istanbul
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Arun Bikram

Arun Bikram

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Project Manager - Kathmandu
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Victoria Chengo

Victoria Chengo

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Project Manager Nairobi
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Belén

Belén Cruz Zurita

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Project Manager - Quito

The Operations Team consists of representatives from the University of Edinburgh including the project manager, finance manager, operations manager and project administrator. The team also consists of representatives across the project including Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) leads, communication leads and operational coordinators. The purpose of the operations committee is to act as a central point of contact for project management, administrative support and coordination and ensure that the project complies with the Terms and Conditions of the funder. The team ensures that there are robust financial structures in place and that these structures are supported and implemented effectively. Support is provided on communications (e.g. website, translation) knowledge exchange and MEL and on all planning, monitoring and reporting of the project. The team works together to deliver the Hub’s overall purpose, setting in place all operating functions to ensure the effective delivery of the Tomorrows Cities project.

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Advisory Board
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Caroline Ray

Caroline Ray

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Regional Director - ARUP
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Vitor Silva

Vítor Silva

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Seismic Risk Coordinator at the Global Earthquake Model Foundation
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Lucy Pearson

Lucy Pearson

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Senior Strategy and Development Manager at the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
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Sara Hoeflich

Sara Hoeflich

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United Cities and Local Governments, Director of Learning
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John Rees

John Rees

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Director of Earth Hazards and Observatories
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Shaila Shadid

Shaila Shahid

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Senior Advisor-Climate Change, DRR & Gender

The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide strategic guidance and support to Tomorrow’s Cities (TC) to ensure that the Hub achieves its stated objectives and meets the strategic needs of the funding partner, and all partners. The board helps to identify new opportunities and partnerships and secure potential funding sources to sustain and scale up the impact of the research hub beyond its current duration. It assists in developing and implementing strategies to embed the outcomes and learnings of the research hub into the policies and practices of relevant international and national stakeholders, such as UN agencies, government agencies, international and national civil society organisations, and private sector entities. The board monitors and evaluates the quality and rigour of the research hub’s methodology, data management, analysis, and publications and provide constructive feedback and recommendations for improvement.

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