Martin Powell

Martin is The Head of Urban Development within Siemens Global Centre of Competence for Cities. This involves working with City Leadership and providing expert advice and support to those cities striving to meet tough economic, social and environmental targets.

Martin was previously The Mayoral Advisor on the Environment to the current Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. He was also Director of Environment at the London Development Agency, the Mayor’s agency for economic development in London where he had responsibility for delivery of the agency’s Environmental Projects and Programmes.

As Managing Director of Cambridge Management & Research, an organisation working with a number of cities, Martin was a Special Advisor to The C40 Cities Group, Chaired by former Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg.

Martin speaks extensively on the topic of cities and the economic models of delivering solutions at scale on television and radio. He is co-author to ‘Our Urban Future’ and contributing author to the Wiley Guide to Project Management and Project, Programme & Portfolio Management

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