Lecturers

Urban Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change

Dr Alberto Gianoli

Dr Gianoli is an economist and management specialist focusing on urban environment, urban climate change mitigation and adaptation, urban resilience and urban infrastructure. He has worked for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Commission, United Nations and several governments worldwide. His areas of expertise include governance, finance, and data science.

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Elena Marie Enseñado

Elena Marie Enseñado is an urban environment, sustainability, and climate Change specialist currently working on obtaining her Doctoral degree. Some of her research interests include environment and climate change governance and learning processes for sustainability transition. Prior to joining IHS Elena worked in biodiversity conservation and environmental management in the Philippines.

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Dr Alexander Los

Dr Alexander Los is a physicist and expert in Urban Environment and Climate Change. He focuses his research on urban environment modelling using satellite-based observations, Citizen Sensing and climate change data. In this specialization, he teaches air quality, climate change, and renewable energy-related subjects.

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Somesh Sharma

Somesh Sharma is the Urban Management & Development Theories course coordinator. He is an expert on Remote Sensing & Geographical Information Systems & has developed several GIS applications for conducting assessments within his focus areas (sustainable urban transport & climate change adaptation & mitigation).

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Dr Paul Rabé

Dr Rabé is a political scientist by training, with a doctoral degree in policy, planning and development. His research focus is on land governance and access to land in urban and peri-urban areas. In addition to his work at IHS, Paul is also the coordinator of the Urban Knowledge Network Asia (UKNA).

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Together with its partners IHS works at the forefront of urban development. IHS advises local and national governments on urban issues, trains public works officials, contributes to the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) discussion and much more. IHS works with global leaders in the field of urban development, including UN-Habitat, Cities Alliance and ICLEI. IHS also partners with leading Dutch universities in the Netherlands and around the world to deliver a comprehensive understanding of urban development. This comprehensive network allows us to arrange for inspiring guest lectures both from academic colleagues as well as professionals working in key organisations. Guest lecturers for this specialisation track include:

  • Bert Smolders (Arcadis)
  • Dr Marcin Dabrowski (Delft Technical University)
  • Dr Andrew Sudmant (University of Leeds)
  • Carla Marino (ICLEI)
  • Dr Nico Tillie (Delft Technical University)
  • Dr Janez Susnik (Delft Technical University)
  • Dr Luca D’Acci (Polytechnic University of Turin)
  • Jelmer Hoogzaad (Shifting Pardigms)

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