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Head of Future Cities at Nesta Challenges - London
Kathy focuses on place-based innovation, smart cities, and empowering cities to shape their future. Recent projects she has led or co-led include the London Mayor’s Resilience Fund, the Climate Smart Cities Challenge, the Rapid Recovery Challenge and Flying High. Prior to Nesta, Kathy worked in urban planning and with local and national governments to develop place-based initiatives. She has designed and delivered capacity-building and technical assistance programmes to identify and scale up transformative new approaches to creating more sustainable cities and communities based on local assets, including a number of Obama administration initiatives to create sustainable and resilient cities.