Giulia is an urban planner specialised in gender-sensitive city development, youth engagement and community-based action planning with work experience in more than 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Currently she works as urban specialist at Cities Alliance – UNOPS in Brussels, coordinating the Cities for Women Global Programme. Prior to this, she has worked as program lead of the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG), on European development policies with a specific focus on territorial and urban policies. Giulia has also worked at COWI and the International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) in Copenhagen, developing and leading international urban projects. She is also the founder of Urbego, a platform for urban professionals that develops and tests processes of integration, social inclusion and sustainable development through participatory planning, youth engagement and cultural mapping.