Martina Juvara is a leading master planner and Director of URBAN Silence, a UK based specialist consultancy advising cities and investors on how to promote change and improvement through planning, infrastructure and design intervention.
Martina has significant experience in the use of infrastructure and technology to increase people’s well-being. She is currently researching the themes of Smart Planning and future systems of transportation, to change the way cities are imagined, lived and governed.
Her recent professional work has taken her to Dubai, advising on the urban integration of the recently built Metro, to Nicosia, where she developed multi-layered strategies for the city centre and peripheral failing industrial areas and to Damascus, Baghdad and Erbil. In the UK, recent projects include the strategic master planning of several major stations in London and Midlands. She won the London Planning Award in 2003 for her strategy for Ilford town centre in east London and her projects and thinking has been presented at major conferences in the UK, Russia, Australia and Middle East.
Maurits Schaafsma is urban planner, specialized in airport planning, working for Schiphol Group. He advised on AirportCity-develoment for the airports of Amsterdam Schiphol, Rotterdam, Aruba, Milan, Paris, Zurich, Dublin and Brisbane.
He is editor of the Dutch urban planning magazine ‘Stedenbouw en Ruimtelijke Ordening’, board member of ‘Railforum’, the organization of Dutch rail transport related companies and member and former Vice President of ISOCARP.
Maurits publishes and lectures on airport-related spatial planning topics, both at universities (TU Delft, ETH Zurich, TUM Munchen, Universiteit Gent a.o.) and conferences.