GAP Partner Constituent Group – Research & Academia

Organization Description



The General Assembly of Partners (GAP) is an engagement platform that that aims to support stakeholder contributions to the ‘New Urban Agenda,’ the outcome document of the Habitat III Conference to be held in Quito, Ecuador in October, 2016. For more information about the ‘New Urban Agenda’ see the Habitat III website.

GAP consists of 16 Partner Constituent Groups (PCG) with members from the United Nations’ nine major groups, the Habitat Agenda Partners and other relevant stakeholders.  PCGs are involved with the advancement of new ideas and methodologies in the field of sustainable urbanization and human settlement development, including but not limited to, public spaces and streets, urban transport and mobility, climate change and environment, energy, housing and slum upgrading, safety and security in cities.

GAP member organizations are mapped and searchable on this website’s member directory under Type: General Assembly of Partners

 The General Assembly of Partners will meet several times in different regions of the world: October, 2015 (New York), December, 2015 (Paris), March (TBA), 2015, Indonesia (July), 2016, October (Quito), 2016 and May (Nairobi) 2017.

The Research and Academia PCG represents universities, research and scientific institutions, professional societies, academics and various institutes concerned with the advancement of new concepts, ideas and methodologies in the field of sustainable urbanization and human settlement development.

Membership is open to all stakeholders with an interest in sustainable urbanization (a group or person may join only one PCG). To join a PCG, send an email to the contact listed with copies to and

Research and Academia PCG Co-Chairs

  • Co-Chair:  Dr. Inés Sánchez Madariaga (Spain), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Co-Chair: Enrique Silva, Lincoln Institute for Land Policy


Procedure: The Research and Academia PCG members will receive an electronic ballot with the names and statements of those running for the co-chair position 2017-2019 by June 15 to be returned by June 29. Each member may vote for one nominee.The candidates and their statements are listed below in alphabetical order.

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Dr. Anthony Boanada-Fuchs (Switzerland)
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Lausanne and ETH, Zurich



Dr. Luisa Bravo (Australia/Italy)Luisa Bravo
Adjunct Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Adjunct Professor, University of Florence, Italy
Founding Member/President, City Space Architecture, Italy
Founding Editor/Journal Manager, The Journal of Public Space, Australia
Owner/Chief Architectural Engineer at BRAVO DESIGN, Italy


PhotographDr. Sukanya Krishnamurthy (The Netherlands)
Assistant Professor
Chair of Urbanism and Urban Architecture
Faculty of the Built Environment
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
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Screenshot 2017-06-14 at 11.45.01 PMDr. Lluïsa Marsal, Architect (Spain)
Researcher at Universtiat Pompeu Fabra
IntelligentER Think Tank, Founder
Habitat III expert and GAP Member
One-UN Blockchain advocate, UN’s U4SSC Lead on Blockchain Cities


fotoDr. Inés Sánchez Madariaga (Spain)
UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality Policies in Science, Technology and Innovation
Member of the Leadership Council, REDS, UN-SDSN
Chair, COST network genderSTE
Professor of Urban Planning, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
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Dr. José Siri (Malaysia)Siri pic WUF 022114
Research Fellow in Urban Health at United Nations University,
International Institute for Global Health
United Nations University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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University of Cairo

Contact Person

Sahar Attia, co-chair

  • Topics

    • UN Habitat III
  • types

    • GAP Members
    • Research Network
  • regions

    • N Africa and M East
  • scales

    • International
  • focus

    • International