Executive Committee

Ric Stephens, U.S.A. (2015-2018)


Short bio

Didier Vancutsem, Germany/Belgium (2013-2019)

Secretary General

Didier Vancutsem (1963) is a consultant with large experience in Urban and Regional Planning, Landscape Planning, Infrastructure, Environmental Management and Integrated Strategies. Short bio

Dhiru Thadani, USA (2016-2019)

Treasurer and VP Members and National Delegations

Dhiru A. Thadani, AIA is an architect and urbanist who has been in practice since 1980, and has worked internationally. He has been principal designer of new towns and cities, urban regeneration, neighborhood revitalization, and infill densification. Short bio

Martin Dubbeling, The Netherlands (2011-2017)

Vice President UPATs

Martin Dubbeling (1961) is a senior consultant, urban planner and urban designer at Connecting Cities in Assen, The Netherlands. Connecting Cities is an office for research, consultancy, design and communication in sustainable urban and regional planning. Short bio

Khalid El Adli, Egypt (2011-2017)

Academic Development -ISOCARP Institute

Educated at Cairo University; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of California, Berkeley; and Texas A&M University, Dr. Khalid El Adli holds a formidable package of credentials including a Ph.D. degree in Urban and Regional Science, an M. Arch. as well as a B. Arch. degree with Highest Honors. Short bio

Slawomir Ledwon, Poland (2013-2019)

Vice President Congresses and Events

Slawomir Ledwon is an urban planner, researcher and academic teacher. He is an Adjunct Professor at Department of Urban Design and Regional Planning, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland. Short bio

Piotr Lorens, Poland (2011-2017)

Vice President Young Planning Professionals

Piotr Lorens, PhD, DSc. is an urban planner and researcher, dealing with a  wide spectrum of aspects associated with present urban development and regeneration processes. Short bio

Ana Peric, Switzerland (2016-2019)

Vice President Awards, Communication and Marketing

Ana Peric, architect and urban planner, is a post-doc researcher at the Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development, ETH Zurich (Switzerland). Short bio

Shi Nan, China (2011-2017)

Vice President Publications

With over 30 years of experience in policy analysis and city master planning, Dr. Shi Nan is the Vice-President and Secretary General of the Urban Planning Society of China. Furthermore Dr. Shi Nan acts as the Executive Chief Editor of the City Planning Review. Short bio

Shipra Narang Suri, India (2011-2017)

Vice President Technical Assistance – Projects

An urban planner from SPA Delhi and CEPT University Ahmedabad, Dr. Shipra Narang Suri worked for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) in different capacities and locations for over a decade. Short bio

The Executive Committee, or EXCO, is charged with the general management of the society. It develops policies and proposes these to the Bureau and the Annual General Meeting. Members propose EXCO candidates and the Council elects them for three years. The President serves one term, all other ExCo Members are allowed to apply for two terms.

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