Authors

Mark Ball

Ball Mark

Băileşteanu Alina Andreea

Claudia Chwalisz

Chwalisz Claudia
consultant at Populus

Claudia Chwalisz is a consultant at the London-based reputation and strategy consultancy Populus, where she is bringing the long-form deliberative process to the UK in the form of Citizens Councils. She is the author of The Populist Signal: Why Politics and Democracy Need to Change (2015) and The People’s Verdict: Adding Informed Citizen Voices to Public Decision-making (forthcoming).

Nicholas Karachalis

Karachalis Nicholas

Ilinca-Adela Margineanu

Margineanu Ilinca-Adela
Regular Contributor

Ilinca-Adela Margineanu contributes to the URBACT blog from Bucarest for the URBACT National Dissemination Point in Romania.

Maja Simoneti

Simoneti Maja

Maja Simoneti, PhD, landscape architect, project manager at IPoP - Institute for Spatial Policies, Ljubljana, Slovenia Maja is licensed landscape architect and spatial planner, interested in public policies and knowledge transfer. She has 30 years of experience in planning and design, she participated in several interdisciplinary projects on national, local and EU level, among others in preparation of National spatial strategy and Master plan for the capital city of Ljubljana. She is skilled in collaboration and  communication and active in advocacy for public participation in planning and management. She is interested in applicative research of urban policies, green space planning and management, playgrounds, gardening, participation, and spatial literacy. In her doctoral, thesis she had linked practice and theory and studied how comprehensive and inclusive the system of spatial planning and management of public green space in Slovenia is. Currently she is involved with sustainable urban development and management, promotion of walking, universal design, relations between public health and urban development. Maja is an active member of Association of Landscape Architects of Slovenia and of Chamber for Architecture and Spatial Planning of Slovenia.