Brian Evans is a professor of Urbanism and Landscape at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, the Glasgow School of Art, and director of the Glasgow Urban Laboratory. In 2019, he was invited to become Glasgow’s City Urbanist, an independent civic role acting as strategic adviser on ‘place, design and the city’ with a local, national and international perspective. He is an advisor to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva on the future of cities and the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. He was previously Artistic Professor of Urban Design & Planning at Chalmers School of Architecture in Gothenburg and from 1990-2015 was a partner with Gillespies LLP, the international design practice where he developed the disciplines of landscape planning and urban design and pioneered ecological urbanism. From 2005 until 2010 he was Deputy Chair & Chair of Design Review with Architecture & Design Scotland and before that an Enabler with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) London. He is a founding Director and Academician of the Academy of Urbanism, London.