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October 31, 2021
London, London, City of
United Kingdom

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Andrew Sicilia

Andrew Sicilia is currently a Masters of Landscape Architecture student, having completed a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He believes in developing sustainable and more liveable cities which benefit the communities at all scales in the short term and the long term. He employs and utilises external factors including ecological conservationism, climatic sciences, energy production and resource management, social class division, affordability, and liveability to create holistic and succinct design responses.

Caroline Adamy

Caroline Adamy is a French engineering student at PSL University. Her awareness regarding environmental sustainability issues was nurtured during her studies at the engineering school Mines ParisTech. She is very interested in how the “city” can and must play a central role in sustainable development by rethinking its organisation. She specialises in transportation and logistics analysis; she joined a very diverse team of students from PSL University and New York University to work on the Porte d’Orléans for the C40 Reinventing Cities Competition.

Defne Aksel

Defne Aksel is a fourth-year student at the University of Chicago, double majoring in Environmental and Urban Studies and Public Policy Studies. She is specialising in sustainable agricultural policy-making and writing her joint BA thesis in the European Union's agroecological transition. Upon her graduation, she plans to pursue a Master's degree in Environmental Policy and then work in Europe as an environmental policy analyst at an international organisation.

Facundo Mendoza

Facundo Mendoza is studying towards a degree in International Relations at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín. With a strong interest in city diplomacy, environment, and public policy planning, he decided to take part in the Students Reinventing Cities competition, organised by C40 Cities.

Fatbardha Gela

Fatbardha Gela is an international master's student at the Faculty of Spatial Planning. Her interests are urban sustainable transformations, green cities, spatial planning for regions in growing economies, and strategic planning. She is currently working as a student assistant at the Department of European Planning Cultures at the Faculty of Spatial Planning, in Dortmund.

Guinevere Constantino

Guinevere Constantino is a fourth-year student pursuing Environmental Science at Bulacan State University. A long-standing student leader in various organisations, she co-founded an environmental organisation at her university that focuses on environmental science and sustainability. With a passion to lead and organise, she takes an active role in environmental and climate action through arranging community-based projects and environmental activities.

Gunraagh Singh Talwar

Gunraagh Singh Talwar is a young award-winning architect based in Delhi. A recent graduate from the School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, he believes in the need for enabling social change through innovation. Since 2020, he’s spearheading Better Bhalswa. The initiative has been a part of several fellowships and recently won the C40 Students Reinventing Cities competition for its proposal of a green and thriving neighbourhood.

Ioanna Magkafa

Ioanna Magkafa is an Architecture Engineering student and a member of O.A.S.I.S. (Optimal Adaptation for Socially Integrated Sustainability), a team of multiple students based at the University of Patras and the University of Geneve. She continues her studies at the University of Patras and she plans on participating in many more artistic and architectural projects like this one. She enjoys painting and creating colourful jewels as well as discovering more ways to express herself and to help others find beauty through art.

Joy McFadden

Joy McFadden is a second-year graduate student pursuing Sustainable Urban Planning at George Washington University. A New York City native, her experience in the most populous city in the United States gave her a lifelong appreciation for the impact cities could have on the lives of millions of individuals. While attending high school, she worked for the NYC Parks Department, which created an interest in green design, landscape architecture, and parks. She received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Now at GWU, she hopes that Ivy City Renaissance will be the first of many opportunities to design green cities that put the community’s needs at the forefront.

Katherine Huang

Kat is a University of Geneva and Tsinghua University graduate student specialising in urban sustainable development. Previously she worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development on the Clean Cities, Blue Ocean program and has since focused her research on marine plastics pollution and waste management in Asian and Latin American cities and has further volunteered her skills in different parts of the world.

Luis Barragán

Architecture student at UIDE – Universidad Internacional de Ecuador, born in Riobamba, a city in the middle of the Ecuadorian Andes. He has experience designing houses, digital modeling, drawing, and teamwork, with interests such as image creation, artistic and architectural drawings, and spending time with nature.

Mahsa Nikoufar

Mahsa is an urban planner and researcher with a passion for innovation in urban development. She has worked on the topics of creative, smart, and circular cities to understand how different urban systems could be connected to accelerate sustainability transitions. Mahsa believes in the importance of interdisciplinary efforts and started her journey at the Art University of Tehran, and later at IAAC to study City & Technology. She is now exploring the innovation and business perspective at Edinburgh Napier University as an urban innovation researcher. As a One Young World ambassador, her dream role is to help sustainable initiatives and startups in cities around the world to add the urban perspective and systemic thinking within them.

Mateusz Rosa

Graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology. He has a special interest in BIM technology and design process optimization.

Moussa Nodjina

Moussa Nodjina is a student at the University College of Architecture in Dakar, Senegal. He has a strong sensitivity to the issues around cultural heritage and sustainable development that was nourished during his studies in architecture. He is very interested in how African "cities" could evolve by being grounded in cultural aspects; he joined a very diverse team of students from Senegalese universities to work on the re-qualification of the city of Dakar C40 Students Reinventing Cities.

Nadine Ammar

Nadine Ammar is a Senior student of Architecture, based in Dubai. Throughout her years of study, she has cultivated and explored interests in urban studies, with a focus on urban design. She is driven by a passion for graphic design, music, and art, which she embraces in her student work. Her numerous interests augment her approaches to problem-solving and design through a multi-disciplinary lens.

Natalia Pączko

Natalia Pączko - graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology. Young architect, particularly interested in the widely understood ecological, sustainable architecture and urban planning. She gained her professional experience cooperating with many architectural offices and taking part in numerous competitions and workshops (e.g. Architektour, BEST Lisbon Summer Course, Natural Design Course). Her passion for traveling and exploring other cultures, which are a source of design inspiration, taught her flexible and creative thinking, communicativeness, humility, patience and allowed to look from many perspectives on the influence of space and architecture on human senses or social relations.

Sarah Kuhlmann

Sarah Kuhlmann is a young professional in the area of communication and sustainable urban development and one part of the Barrio Catalysts - a team that consists of 11 students with a large variety of knowledge and experiences. She loves to combine her two passions of communication and sustainable development. During her prior studies in International Business Administration, she focused on social start-ups and had several experiences abroad in Latin America.

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