Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
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Andrew Rudd

Urban Environment Officer, UN-Habitat
Andrew Rudd is the Urban Environment Officer in UN-Habitat's Urban Planning and Design Branch where he leads substantive outreach on sustainable cities. Recently he helped secure the adoption of the urban Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-11) and the first global metrics on urban sprawl and public space. Andrew continues to work on policy formulation and normative guidance related to urban form and has managed urban planning and design projects in Bangladesh, Belize, China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Previously, he worked as an architect in the private sector in New York. Additionally, he is co-editor of The Quito Papers and the New Urban Agenda (Routledge, 2018), one of the lead authors of Urban Planet: Knowledge Towards Sustainable Cities (Cambridge, 2018) and a co-author of the updated A Pattern Language (forthcoming).