“Close to Home” with Camilla Siggaard Andersen (Hassell)

Presented by QUB Planning Society

Camilla leads research on urban resilience at Hassell, bringing together strategic intelligence and creative design to unlock social, economic, and ecological outcomes for people and place.

Having studied Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts in Denmark and at McGill University in Canada, Camilla joined the urban quality consultancy Gehl in Copenhagen and New York, where she managed placemaking projects and led the development the Open Public Life Data Protocol. Camilla moved to London in 2018 to work as a lead designer in Arup Digital Studio, a multi-disciplinary strategic and UX design team, before joining Hassell at the beginning of 2021. Along the way, she’s collaborated with cities, communities, technology companies and private developers across Australia, Asia, Europe and North America, and taught in universities in Denmark and the UK.

In 2019, Camilla was nominated as a Future Star in Tech for Good, and in 2017 she was made a Fellow of New York University’s Emerging Leaders in Transportation program. She currently chairs New London Architecture’s Built Environment Technology Expert Panel. She will be discussing some of the pioneering research that she has been leading on mobility, technological innovation and urban liveability.