World Town Planning Day 2023: LEARN GLOBALLY, APPLY LOCALLY
Speaker: Nicholas YOU, Executive Director, Guangzhou Institute for Urban Innovation, Guangzhou, China
Nicholas You is Executive Director of the Guangzhou Institute for Urban Innovation, co-chair of the Open Green City Lab in Shenzhen, and senior green finance advisor to the China City Development Foundation. He regularly advises central and local governments, technology companies and civil society organizations on urban sustainability, urban governance, and urban innovation, and has written and co-authored key policy papers for the U20. You previously served as the senior policy and planning advisor to UN-Habitat and as the manager of the Habitat II Conference held in Istanbul in 1996. He is the founder and honorary chairman of the UN-Habitat World Urban Campaign Steering Committee, former think tank and thought leader for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Siemens, ENGIE and the Global Cities Business Alliance.