In 2011 Sascha founded Citymart, working to improve the lives of millions of citizens by helping 60+ global cities transform the way they solve problems.
Sascha trained as an architect at the Architectural Association in London and delivered a range of global urban strategy projects in the Europe, Latin America and Asia before in 2001 co-founding Interlace-Invent, a consultancy advising on science & technology, socio-economic and development strategies in cities for global cities, universities, investors and international organizations. In 2003 he co-founded Living Labs Global, an organization to promote service innovation in cities.
Sascha has lectured widely and co-authored two books on service innovation in cities, markets and new approaches to public procurement. Sascha is recognized as a social innovator and entrepreneur through an Ashoka Fellowship and by being a selected member of the Clinton Global Initiative and the Advisory Board of the UN Global Compact Cities Programme.
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