Educated as an architect and urbanist with an MSc in social sciences, Judith Ryser is dedicating her cosmopolitan professional life to the built environment and its sustainability. She is engaged in academic research, teaching, public sector posts, private practice, community groups, writing, editing and journalism. Her research in London, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Geneva (United Nations) and Madrid focused on cities and development strategies with emphasis on Europe. She edits books, reports for international organisations and writes articles on urban issues for magazines and her blog www.urbanthinker.com. She speaks at international professional conferences, carries out consultancies and is a member of the International Advisory Council of Fundacion Metropoli.
Made a life member of ISOCARP, she was Vice-President, led an Urban Advisory Planning Team, served on the editorial board and award juries, wrote and edited many books and articles. She is joint editor of the International Manual of Planning Practice, 50th anniversary of Isocarp and General Rapporteur for the 2015 Isocarp congress. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists serving on the International Committee, and a member of the Urban Design Group and its editorial board.
Judith Ryser, CityScope Europe, London