Last updated: 2019/01/30
Guangzhou Institute for Urban Innovation
Nicholas You is a veteran urban specialist and thought leader. He served as the senior policy and planning advisor to UN-Habitat and the manager of the Habitat II Conference held in Istanbul in 1996. He is the founder and honorary chairman of the UN-Habitat World Urban Campaign Steering Committee, Chair of the Urban Strategy and Innovation Council for ENGIE, the co-Chair of the Global Cities Business Alliance, former chairman of the Assurance Group for Urban Infrastructure of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He is a member of the board of Citiscope, the Huairou Commission and the Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities and serves as a director of the Guangzhou Institute for Urban Innovation and as an adjunct to the Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore. He regularly advises central and local governments, industry and civil society organisations on strategic planning and governance.