Andrew Rudd

IMG_6969Andrew Rudd works in the Urban Planning and Design Branch of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. His experience is in research, analysis, policy formulation and project management in the international city context. In his current position Andrew leads substantive outreach on sustainable cities, having helped secure the adoption of the urban Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-11) and the first global metrics on urban sprawl and public space. In parallel, he has managed projects related to urban planning in Belize, Burkina Faso, China, Ecuador, Ghana, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Togo, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Previously he worked as an architect in the private sector in New York, where he managed residential, retail and corporate projects. Andrew has spoken at more than 30 international events and led UN-Habitat’s participation in the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. He is the co-editor of The Quito Papers and the New Urban Agenda (Routledge, forthcoming) and the lead author of chapters in Urban Planet: Patterns and Pathways to the Cities We Want (Cambridge, 2017) and Urban Environmental Education Review (Cornell, 2017). He also led the production of Urban Patterns for a Green Economy (UN-Habitat, 2012). Andrew has lectured and served as a guest critic at Columbia, MIT and NYU. He studied city design at the LSE and architecture at Yale.