Clare is Global Practice Leader for Cities with global engineering, management and development consultancy, Mott MacDonald, and is working with some of Europe’s highest profile cities. She has a background in the built environment, working as a building services engineer on low impact buildings. Her current role involves using systemic engineering at both building and city scale to facilitate the accommodation of more people in urban areas whilst consuming fewer resources, improving resilience and achieving enhanced quality of life. With a practical understanding of construction and development drivers and processes at both macro and micro level, she has embraced the potential for smart technology to enhance outcomes for citizens. Combining this with engagement in policy she is able to bring insight into the technical, political, financial and behavioural aspects of sustainable development.