Leadership: Insights from Christopher Grant Kirwan, Urban Planner and Professor

In this episode of the “World We Want” podcast series, Christopher Grant Kirwan, multidisciplinary professional and educator, as well as author of the book Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence, talks to Márcia Balisciano about urban development and smart cities.

Christopher Grant Kirwan is a multidisciplinary professional and educator with more than 30 years’ experience spanning the fields of urban planning, architecture, new media, and branding. Living and working in international hubs of innovation—Milan, New York, Dubai, Beijing, Bangkok, Rio de Janeiro, and London—he has been involved in all phases of project implementation including the research, planning, design, and business of technology integration, urban development, and smart cities. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Henley Business School Informatics Research Centre, University of Reading, United Kingdom, and has previously taught at Parsons School of Design, Harvard GSD, and Tsinghua University where he co-founded the Design Beijing Lab with Dr. Zhiyong Fu.