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Ian Mulcahey

Cities & Urban Design Leader, Strategy Director, Principal

Ian is the Global Director of Cities who works across the UK, Europe, Middle East, and Africa on some of the most pioneering and innovative planning and regeneration projects of our generation. Ian specialises in defining visions for transformational change and is a trusted advisor to clients, working with them to help solve complex urban challenges.

With over 35 years of experience, Ian has a deep understanding of the various political, commercial, and social drivers that influence planning delivery. He has led the creation of numerous masterplans for cities around the world including the International Financial Centre, Dubai; a cultural and entertainment district for Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi; and a mixed-use community at 205 Feddan, Cairo. Ian has also recently developed a public realm strategy for the revitalisation of Fleet Street Quarter in London. A thinker on urban issues and a regular international speaker and panellist at events including COP, Ian is often called upon to help define the future direction of urban growth and transformation.

Ian is a member of IE University’s Center for Sustainable Cities Scientific Committee and a member of the Urban Land Institute. He is the former Chair of the Aldgate Partnership where he successfully established a new BID between the City of London and Tower Hamlets and former Chair of the European Urban Regeneration Council. He studied at the University of Westminster, earning a Diploma in Urban Planning Implementation and B.A. (Hons) in Urban Planning Studies.