- Visiting Fellow, Kuwait Programme, Middle East Centre, LSE
Sharifa Alshalfan is an architect and a researcher who is currently a Visiting Fellow with the LSE Kuwait Programme, based in the Middle East Centre at London School of Economics, and LSE Cities. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California and an MSc in City Design and Social Science from London School of Economics. Her research interests include land-use policies and urban governance with a focus on housing in the GCC states, mainly Kuwait. She has worked as an architect at Zaha Hadid Architects in London and at AGi Architects in Kuwait. She also consults with AGi Architects on urban issues and has taught at the School of Architecture in Kuwait University.
- Global advisor
Greg Clark is a global advisor for cities, major businesses, and investors. He works with leadership teams in global cities, global firms, global institutions, and at global gatherings. From 2008 to 2016 he was chairman of the International Advisory Board of the New York Regional Plan, Oslo Regional Strategy, Salvador, Vienna, and Sao Paulo Strategic Plans and he was International Advisor on the Metropolitan Strategic Plans of Rio da Janeiro, Barcelona, Gauteng/Johannesburg, Western Cape, Toronto, Glasgow, Mumbai, Turin and Auckland.