Sustainable urban development, climate change mitigation and adaptation, nature-based solutions. PhD in Sustainable Development.
Julie Greenwalt has over 10 years of experience in sustainable urban development, climate action in cities, nature-based solutions in cities, and climate change mitigation and adaptation in Africa. Previously, she worked as the Cites and Nature-based Solutions Lead at the Global Center on Adaptation and the Urban Environment Specialist at the Cities Alliance, where she managed a portfolio on climate change, environment and resilience in cities. She is currently the co-chair of the GEO for Cities and previously co-chaired the Organizing Committee of the Cities and Climate Change Science conference.
Prior to this she has worked with the Global Adaptation Network on knowledge exchange and adaptation; UN-Habitat in Afghanistan on urban environment, UN-Habitat/UNESCAP on a regional urban assessment of Asia and the Pacific, and UNEP on REDD+, terrestrial ecosystems and climate change. She started her career with UNDP working on biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction.
Julie has a master’s degree in Urban Planning from Columbia University (New York) and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Philosophy and Spanish from Tulane University (New Orleans) and is currently pursuing a PhD at the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development at Utrecht University.