Martin Powell

Martin Powell

Head of Urban Development



Martin is The Head of Urban Development within Siemens Global Cities Centre of Competence. This role involves working with City Leadership across the globe and providing expert advice and support to help ensure cities can meet economic, social and environmental targets.

Martin was previously The Mayoral Advisor on the Environment to the current Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, responsible for policy development for Energy and Climate Change, Adaptation, Water, Air Quality and Waste. 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 Environment Programmes.

Martin was Managing Director of Cambridge Management & Research, an organisation working with a number of cities and a Special Advisor to the c40 cities climate action group, Chaired by Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg.

Martin speaks extensively on the topic of future cities and the economic models of delivering solutions at scale and the city governance required to deliver these solutions. Martin is co-author of ‘Our Urban Future’ and ‘Better Cities, Better Life’.

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