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Olga Chepelianskaia, Principal Consultant and Founder, UNICITI

Olga Chepelianskaia is an international sustainability expert and Founder of UNICITI. She specializes on sustainable and climate resilient urban development in Asian cities, ecosystem and heritage revival, climate change and clean energy. Over 14 years of her professional engagement, she managed 5 major international programs, covered over 20 cities and 40 countries, and worked with 7 top international institutions: ADB, CDIA, Rockefeller Foundation, UNDP, UNECE, UNEP and UNESCAP.

Her expertise covers program management, governance, policy and urban planning, stakeholder engagement, access to finance, valorisation of cultural and natural assets, capacity building, PR and communication. Her focus is on helping Asian cities become vibrant, sustainable, climate resilient, economically dynamic, inclusive and culturally unique. Her brand approach is to place city’s natural and cultural assets at the core of its development to generate unique economic, social and environmental opportunities. Most recently, she served as an Urban Planning Expert at the International Design Charette for New Hanzheng Riverside Avenue in Wuhan, China, organized by ISOCARP, UN-Habitat and Wuhan Planning and Design Institute (WPDI) and at an International Design Workshop on Grand Canal National Culture Park in Suzhou, China, organized by ISOCARP, Urban Planning Society of China (UPSC) and the Jiangsu Institute of Urban Planning and Design (JUP).