To steer this initiative, the European Commission set up an ICC Advisory Board composed of European and international high-level experts on advanced technologies and urban transformation from academia, businesses and politics.

Its mandate is to:

  • Advise on latest global urban trends, technological and scientific developments andnpotential high-impact actions;
  • Steer the high-level direction of ICC and beyond;
  • Maximize synergies with relevant European and international initiatives and dissemination of outcomes.

Board members:

  • Alice Charles​, World Economic Forum​
  • Bob Bennett​, Cities Today Institute​
  • Christophe Rouillon​, European Committee of the Regions, Recovery and Resilience Facility, Coulaines, Association of French Mayors​
  • Daniel Gonzalez-Bootello​, Smart City Cluster​
  • Emilia Saiz​, United Cities and Local Government ​
  • Frank Lee​, European Investment Bank​
  • Jorn Verbeeck, Senior Manager Sustainability, KPMG, and former Head of Research and Innovation at Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy
  • Hugh Lim, Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development
  • Leonie van den Beuken​, Amsterdam Economic Board​
  • Renate Mitterhuber, German Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban development and Building
  • Mark Hidson, Deputy Regional Director, Global Director Sustainable Procurement, ICLEI
  • Martina Otto​, United Nations Environment Programme​
  • Nathalie Guri, Eurocities
  • Soo-Jin Kim​, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities​

Dates of the upcoming advisory board meetings: