Prague Institute of Planning and Development, chair of the jury
Judita Eisenberger is an International Affairs Specialist at the Prague Institute of Planning and Development, where she promotes cooperation and knowledge exchange with other cities and planning institutions throughout the world. Prior to her work in Prague, Judita was a senior urban planner in New York and Abu Dhabi and an international development specialist in Washington, DC. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a master’s degree in Urban Planning. In addition to furthering IPR’s international agenda, Judita is engaged in exploring new approaches to food security, policy, and food waste reduction.
Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Sydney with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations. Having previously written for publications for the World Bank, UN-HABITAT, UNESCO, the Inter-American Development Bank, the OECD and for the Stockholm International Water Institute, Jonathan is currently managing editor of Cities Today, PFD’s flagship title on urban management and development. He focuses on data management and the application of IoT in cities.
Charley Fiedeldij Dop
Charley Fiedeldij Dop works as a programme maker at Pakhuis de Zwijger, an independent platform and meeting-place for and by the citizens of Amsterdam. She organises public sessions, workshops and city expeditions on co-creation, civic participation, social innovation and security; and is the international programme lead for WeMakeThe.City: the festival that makes cities better for all of us.
Stijn Oosterlynck is Associate Professor in Urban Sociology at the University of Antwerp, Sociology department. He is the chair of the Centre for Research on Environmental and Social Change (CRESC, formerly OASeS) and the Antwerp Urban Studies Institute. He teaches courses on urban studies, poverty and social inequality. He currently coordinates a large-scale research project on civil society innovation (CSI Flanders, VLAIO-SBO) and an international scientific community on solidarity in diversity (FWO-WOG).
Before his current post at the University of Antwerp, he was post-doctoral fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders at K.U.Leuven, where he was a member of the research units Planning and Development (Department of Architecture, Urban Design and Spatial Planning, ASRO) and Social and Economic Geography (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences). Stijn Oosterlynck strongly believes that academic research should contribute to society and values interaction with civil society and policy makers.