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MEET THE TEAM

UrbanEmerge was established in 2017 by a core group of co-founding partners. We now comprise a wider group of partners, lead consultants, business development specialists and, most importantly, our network of carefully selected, UrbanEmerge affiliated independent consultants, located around the world. As well as offering high quality expertise and deep experience, UrbanEmerge consultants apply a shared set of values to every assignment.

 

Meet the core team:

NAJI MAKAREM

ANDREAS BEAVOR

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ASHLEY RICHARDSON

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JONATHAN WILKES

PROF. ALLEN J. SCOTT

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SAMIA 

KHAN 

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FIZZA

FATIMA

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JONAS 

LE THIERRY

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ANNA

KOCH 

Naji is a co-founder of UrbanEmerge and an academic and consultant specialised in inclusive and regenerative urban economic development. He has over 20 years of professional experience, nine years of which has included consultancy in urban economic development, conducting research projects for the World Bank, the FCDO, UNIDO and the GSMA as well as other private sector clients. Read more

Contact for: 

Inclusive Economic Development

Ecological & Circular Development

Strategy & Framework Design

Lives in:

London, UK

Andreas has 14 years of experience as a consultant and manager in the international development sector and is a co-founder of UrbanEmerge. He provides expertise in linkages between and sustainable urban and regional planning, low-carbon and resilient development, circular economy solutions and emerging digital technologies. He is experienced in project scoping, design, management, evaluation and learning and in carrying out evidence-based research and analysis that leads to a rigorous understanding of how an initiative or programme can deliver maximum impact. Read More

Contact for:

Land, Transport & Infrastructure

Inclusion & Empowerment

Environmental Risk & Resilience

Digital & Smart City Solutions

Sustainable Urban Systems

Lives in:

Hangzhou, China

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Ashley Richardson is UrbanEmerge’s Business Development Lead. She has experience working with both public and private companies searching to enhance opportunities for the urban poor and reduce inequalities. Read More​

Contact for:

Business Development

Lives in:

London, UK

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Jonathan is a seasoned finance professional with 20 years CFO experience. Read More

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Jonathan is the Finance Director of UrbanEmerge. 

Lives in:

London, UK

Allen J. Scott is a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of California – Los Angeles. He is the author of numerous books and scientific papers on issues concerning urbanisation, regional development, the cultural  economy, and globalisation. Read More

Contact for:

Economic Development

Land, Transport & Infrastructure

Inclusion & Empowerment

Lives in:

Los Angeles, USA

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Samia Khan is a consultant at Urban Emerge. She has a diverse

professional background to support projects that align with her vision

for a sustainable, inclusive and just future for the world. Samia is

curious about urban processes, particularly the influence of spatial and

social relations in the built environment. Read More

Lives in:

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Fizza Fatima is working as a consultant at Urban Emerge. She is an architect and urban planner from Pakistan, passionate about community upliftment and supporting sustainable urban environments. Read More

Lives in:

Barcelona, Spain 

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Jonas is the Communications Lead and a Consultant at UrbanEmerge. He has several years of international experience working at the intersection of urban development and communications in the private, public and third sector. Jonas has a successful track-record managing multilateral projects and has implemented cross-media communication strategies at local, national and international scales. Read More

Contact for:

Infrastructure Development

Sustainable Urban Systems

Participation & Dissemination

Communications & Placemaking

Lives in:

London, UK

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Anna Koch is an intern at UrbanEmerge. She has years of volunteering experience working with various NGOs in London, Budapest, and internationally as well. Read More

Lives in:

Budapest, Hungary