know team

management team

Principal Investigator 

Bartlett DPU, UCL 

Andrea 
De Santis 

Project Manager 

Bartlett DPU, UCL 

KNOW Communications 

Bartlett DPU, UCL 

 
our investigators
Michele
Acuto 

Co-Investigator WP4

Connected Cities Lab, The University of Melbourne 

Lead Co-Investigator WP5

Bartlett DPU, UCL

Shriya
Anand

Co-Investigator WP5

Indian Institute of
Human Settlements (IIHS) 

Regional Lead for
South East Asia

Asian Coalition for
Housing Rights (ACHR)

Lead Co-Investigator WP1

Urban Institute,
Sheffield University 

Regional Partner for
South East Asia

Asian Coalition for
Housing Rights (ACHR)

Camila
Cociña

Research Fellow WP4

Bartlett DPU, UCL

City Partner Lima 

Department of Architecture, PUCP Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú 

Lead Co-Investigator WP4

Bartlett DPU, UCL

Cassidy
Johnson

Lead Co-Investigator WP1

Bartlett DPU, UCL 

Wilbard 
Kombe

Co-Investigator WP1, and Africa Regional Lead 
Ardhi University 

City Partner Freetown 

Sierra Leone Urban Resource Centre (SLURC)

Allan
Lavell

Co-Investigator WP2, and Lead on Resilience

Latin-American Social Sciences Institute (FLACSO)

Co-Investigator WP1

Bartlett, DPU, UCL

Barbara
Lipietz
Shuaib
Lwasa

City Partner Lead Kampala

Urban Action Innovation Lab, Geography Dept., 
Makerere University

City Partner Freetown 

Sierra Leone Urban Resource Centre (SLURC)

Lead Co-Investigator WP6

Bartlett DPU, UCL

Colin
Marx
Colin
McFarlane

Lead Co-Investigator WP2, and Lead on Extreme Poverty

Dept. of Geography, Durham University 

 

Co-Investigator WP2, and Lead on Prosperity

Institute for Global Prosperity, 

UCL

City Partner Dar es Salaam

Centre for
Community Initiatives (CCI) 

Catalina
Oritz 

Co-Investigator WP1

Bartlett DPU, UCL

Emmanuel
N. Osuteye

Research Fellow WP1

Bartlett DPU,

UCL

Research Fellow WP3

Bartlett School of
Architecture, 
UCL 

City Partner Lima 

Department of Architecture, PUCP Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú 

Lead Co-Investigator WP3

Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL 

Lead Co-Investigator WP5

Indian Institute of
Human Settlements (IIHS) 

Neha
Sami

Co-Investigator WP5

Indian Institute of
Human Settlements (IIHS)

City Partner Havana

Urban Research & Action Group, Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverria (CUJAE) 

Research Fellow WP5 

Bartlett DPU, UCL

Saffron
Woodcraft

Research Fellow for Prosperity WP2 

Institute for Global Prosperity, (IGP) UCL

 

Research Fellow for Extreme Poverty WP2; Research Associate WP6

Bartlett DPU, UCL

Stephanie
Butcher 

Research Fellow WP4

Connected Cities Lab,
The University of Melbourne 

Geetika
Anand

IIHS Team, WP5

Indian Institute ofHuman Settlements (IIHS)

Teddy
Kisembo

City Partner Kampala

Urban Action Innovation Lab, Geography Dept., 
Makerere University

Judith
Mbabazi

City Partner Kampala

Urban Action Innovation Lab, Geography Dept., 
Makerere University

Daniel Ramirez
Corzo N.

City Partner Lima

Department of Architecture, PUCP Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú 

Joiselén
Cazanave Macías

City Partner Havana

Urban Research & Action Group, Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverria (CUJAE) 

Brenda
Pérez-Castro

Regional Partner for
South East Asia

Asian Coalition for
Housing Rights (ACHR)

Vanlizar
Anung

ACHR City Partner for Yangon

Women for the World 

 
International advisory board
Sue
Parnell

International Advisory Board Chair  

University of Cape Town, South Africa

 

Robin
Bloch

Board Member 

Technical Director,

City and Regional Development,
ICF International 

Murray
Fraser 

Board Member 

Vice Dean Research, Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL 

Sumila
Gulyani

Board Member 

Program Leader India,
World Bank Group 

Mark
Johnson

Board Member

GlobalGRACE, Goldsmiths University of London  

Rubbina
Karruna 

Board Member

DFID Cities Advisor 

David
Sattherthwaite 

Board Member  

Senior Fellow, IIED, Visiting Professor Bartlett DPU, UCL

Lorena
Zarate
Clare Hunter
Funnell

Board Member 

Founding member of the Global Platform for the Right to the City and former HIC President

ESRC/RCUK Observer 

Research Portfolio Manager, International Development Team

UKRI

 
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