Carlo Castelli is an architect and masterplanner. He studied architecture in Genoa, Italy where he completed a master’s Degree in architecture with distinction in 1999. Based in London since 2003, in 2011 he completed a masters in ‘City Design and Social Science’ at the London School of Economics and Social Science.
With 20 years’ experience on diverse urban contexts and complex buildings, Carlo joined Jacobs in 2018 as head of cities solutions for the UK and Europe, leading the team of urban thinkers, masterplanners and urban designers that deliver exemplary and innovative projects locally and internationally, alongside colleagues from Jacobs’ inter-disciplinary platform. Carlo acts as business lead for the cities sector and leads teams on major inter-disciplinary urban projects at various scales, with a methodology that aims at leveraging physical and digital connectivity and infrastructure to deliver social, economic and environmental value.
Recent projects include the Meridian Water urban regeneration project in London, the City Centre Transformation Plan for Edinburgh in Scotland and a renewed, integrated vision for a major private development in Milan.
He is passionate about cities as places where economic opportunities and social capital can be accrued. His role implies thought leadership and participation to the current debate on urban issues with the objective to promote an integrated approach and stakeholder engagement as critical elements to tackle the challenges we are facing, identify opportunities, and deliver better cities for all.
The council’s mission is to better understand and enhance the relationship between infrastructure and urban development to create and enhance values in places for all. Through events and meetings, we will be exploring innovative ways to deliver more sustainable, healthy and equitable urban environments across the country.
Our members are diverse and collectively we cover a broad range of expertise from masterplanning to law to strategy advice. We would welcome new members who wish to join us to share and generate knowledge through truly interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral collaboration.
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