Acting Global Director | WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
Rogier van den Berg is Acting Global Director for WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities focusing on more accessible, equitable, healthy, and resilient cities. And leads global programming on strategic urban planning, land use, urban resilience, equitable development, housing, data, and finance as a core member of the Executive Team, guiding the overall strategy of the Cities program. Rogier is an urban planning and urban development specialist, architect, former entrepreneur and academic; recently expanding the UN-Habitat’s Urban Lab scope to become a multidisciplinary urban project and integrated planning facility working in 80 cities globally, launched in 2014, to address urban planning demand in cities. He has established and implemented development projects and programs together with cities and partners in Europe, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia leading teams working at the intersection of infrastructure, urban planning, urban resilience, climate change adaptation, technology, recovery and reconstruction, and public space. He lives in Rotterdam with his wife, two sons and daughter.