Melissa Permezel

Melissa Permezel

Melissa is a human geographer urban specialist with over fifteen years of combined partnership, research, and development experience. She heads up the innovation unit at UN-Habitat and has previously worked on land governance, urban planning, slum upgrading, urban legislation, policy and tool development, project management, country level and stakeholder engagement in the organization so has a strong overview of sustainable urbanization issues.  She has worked at the country level and in intermediary cities and with a range of stakeholders from ministers to local chiefs.  

At the innovation unit, she is leading an agenda to approach innovation in a holistic manner, incorporating both digital and non-digital innovations, and in strengthening the capacity of UN-Habitat and partners to use innovation as a tool for fostering sustainable urban development. 

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  • Organization
    UN-Habitat
  • Profession
    Innovation Unit Coordinator
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12 April 2022
16:00 - 18:00 CEST, Geneva | 22:00-00:00 CST, Beijing | 10:00-12:00 EST, New York
Katja Schäfer (UN-Habitat), Melissa Permezel (UN-Habitat), Fábio Duarte (MIT Senseable City Lab)...