Lights in the Dark

Who are we?

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.

 

Click here to meet some of the experts in the UrbanEmerge network.

 

Meet our partners and Business Development Lead: 

NAJI MAKAREM

ANDREAS BEAVOR

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ASHLEY RICHARDSON

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JONATHAN WILKES

PROF. ALLEN J. SCOTT

I am the founder and a managing partner of UrbanEmerge. I specialise in inclusive and sustainable urban economic development in both my consulting services and my teaching. I co-lead the Msc. in Urban Economic Development at UCL where I currently supervise two PHD students. I lead the Practice Module in Urban Economic Development, I am a very practical guy. I also led projects on transforming the Nigerian economy for DFID and the World Bank between 2013 and 2018. Since then I have been a social entrepreneur, developing UrbanEmerge and other social enterprises and responsible businesses. Read more

Contact for: 

Inclusive Economic Development

Ecological & Circular Development

Strategy & Framework Design

Lives in:

London, UK

Andreas is a founder and managing partner at UrbanEmerge. He  has more than a decade of experience as a consultant and manager in the sustainable urban and regional development sector. 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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