WBC 2020 + 2019 Jury & Advisory Board

October 3, 2018 — Projects & Programs

Wellbeing Cities
2020 Edition


  • Joan Clos, Former Mayor of Barcelona and Former Executive Director of UN-Habitat
  • Robin Chase, Founder, Zipcar
  • Thakur Singh Powdyel, Former Minister of Education, Government of Bhutan
  • Donald Shoup, Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA
  • Renato Galliano, Director of the Department for Urban Economy and Labour, City of Milan (2019 Wellbeing City)
  • Lucinda Hartley, Founder, Neighbourlytics

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board brings together a select group of urban experts, each with keen insight into a particular sphere of urban wellbeing. We call upon our Advisory Board to nominate cities they know are promoting wellbeing and quality of life by implementing ambitious, inspiring, innovative and inclusive initiatives.

  • Ana Carla Fonseca, Garimpo de Soluçoes
  • Caspar Herzberg, Schneider Electric
  • Daniel Libeskind, Libeskind Architects
  • Jo Ivey Boufford, NYU
  • John Rossant, NewCities, Chairman of the Advisory Board
  • Juan Carlos Munoz, Center for Sustainable Urban Development
  • Kim Samuel, Samuel Foundation
  • Niels Lund, Novo Nordisk
  • Poonacha Machaiah, Chopra Center, JIYO

Wellbeing Cities
2019 Edition


  • Arianna Huffington, CEO, Thrive Global
  • Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, Former Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General, UN Habitat
  • Daniel Libeskind, Architect and Founder, Studio Libeskind

Advisory Board

The 2019 Wellbeing Cities Award was advised and guided by an Advisory Board composed of urban experts, each with keen insight into a particular sphere of urban wellbeing. The Advisory Board was chaired by Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation and John Rossant, Founder of NewCities.Members of the Advisory Board

  • Amy Fry, President of the Novartis U.S. Foundation
  • Caspar Herzberg, President of Middle East & Africa Region, Schneider Electric & Author, Smart Cities, Digital Nations
  • Vatsal Bhatt, Director of Cities and Communities at the U.S. Green Building Council
  • Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD
  • Jeff Risom, Partner, Chief Innovation Officer, Gehl Architects
  • Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford, President of the International Society for Urban Health, Professor of Global Health at NYU