Dr. Luise Noring has a background in supply chain management, including a Master in supply chain management and a Ph.D. in supply chain partnerships. For the past six years, Dr. Noring’s focus has shifted to include research into the complexity of cities homing in on understanding how cities are governed and financed. Dr. Noring’s research is applied and samples experience and learnings across predominantly European cities. Focus is on distilling best practices and developing methods and tools that allow for those practices to be adapted and adopted across cities. While most of Dr. Noring’s work is EU-funded, she has also been commissioned by the Brookings Institution, Siemens Cities, LSE Cities, and La Fabrique de la Cité, the philanthropic branch of Da Vince Group. With first-hand knowledge of field research into cities, urban challenges, and solutions, Noring has developed broad experience with global cities and city stakeholders.
Dr. Noring is an Assistant Professor, Research Director, and heads a team of researchers and project coordinators at Copenhagen Business School. She is an expert in sustainable urbanisation, renaturing cities, and nature-based solutions at the European Commission. Since 2016, Dr. Noring’s company, City Facilitators, has provided specialists with counseling on urban growth, governance, and finance.
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Project Coordinator & Researcher
David Struthers is an urban historian with interdisciplinary pursuits. His forthcoming monograph titled The World in a City: Multiethnic Radicalism in Early Twentieth Century Los Angeles (University of Illinois Press) explores the dynamics of a city and region with a rapidly developing economy and large-scale immigration. His volume Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW (Pluto Press, 2017), edited with Peter Cole and Kenyon Zimmer, is the first global history of the Industrial Workers of the World. He is currently working on a monograph on the history of social media before the Internet. Struthers is an expert on cities, immigration, ethnicity, race, and media use. He received his Ph.D. in history from Carnegie Mellon University in the United States in 2010.
Laura Prisca Ohler
Laura Prisca Ohler is a Project Manager and Research Analyst at City Facilitators. She manages EU Horizon 2020 projects on urbanisation and sustainable city solutions. Ohler holds an MA from Aarhus University in International Politics and Business and has worked as a researcher at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies. Originally from Hamburg in Germany, she lived and studied in the U.S., Spain, Denmark, and Australia. Internationally educated she speaks German, English, Spanish, and Danish.
Currently, Ohler is coordinating the 5-year Horizon 2020 EU programme URBiNAT (Urban, Inclusive and Innovative Nature), where she manages seven project partners and develops business cases for the implementation of sustainable nature-based city solutions. Moreover, she is leading a work-package in the BUILDS (building urban intelligent living design solutions) project, where she is coaching green start-ups in an accelerator programme. Additionally, Ohler is writing academic articles targeting innovative urban governance and finance solutions in European and U.S. cities. Currently, she is re-submitting an article on urban governance impact on project delivery in Hamburg (Germany), Manchester (UK), and Pittsburgh (U.S.A.).
Mette Maj Arnung
Mette Maj holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science and Cultural Communication from Copenhagen University. Mette Maj is studying a Master’s Degree in Management of Creative Business Processes at Copenhagen Business School and is currently writing her Mater Thesis.