CITIES Amsterdam

Gedempt Hamerkanaal 139
1021 KP Amsterdam

+31 (0) 20 893 2018

CITIES Stockholm

Ljusterögatan 3
116 42 Stockholm

+46 (0) 70 990 31 16

People at CITIES


The core team of CITIES has come together with the shared desire to share urban experiences and create urban knowledge by breaking down boundaries between disciplines, institutional sectors, expressions and language. CITIES is currently managed by the following team of people.

Francesca Miazzo
Co-director & Founder

Francesca is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where she graduated in Research Masters in Metropolitan Studies. Francesca manages and coordinates several CITIES-led projects, initiatives, events and studies. Thanks to the experience at CITIES and as a freelance urban researcher, she matured skills in fund-raising and community networking  based on knowledge sharing,  research development and project production.
Anna Hult

Anna, alongside working with CITIES, is a PhD candidate at the School of Architecture and Built Envionment, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH). She has previous experience from working in the City Planning Office of Amsterdam, on multidisciplinary development projects and with community consultations in Sweden. Anna holds a Masters in Urban Planning and Design from KTH and a BA in Human Geography from Lund Univeristy and University of Amsterdam.
Chris Knox
Art Director

Chris is based in Stockholm, Sweden, where he works as a freelance designer with graphic identities, design for print and signage. After graduating from the University of the West of England at Bristol, UK, in 2004, he has worked for City ID, an international wayfinding and place-making consultant, as an information designer. Chris left his job to return to education in September 2007 to take a Master of Fine Arts in Design degree.
Mehdi Comeau
Communications & Projects

Mehdi joined CITIES in 2013, when he relocated to the Netherlands from the USA for a master in Urban Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. As a freelancer, Mehdi oversees CITIES’ communications and contributes to initiating and growing their diverse project set. With a BA in international environment and development (2010), Mehdi enjoys blending both urban and environmental thinking to CITIES' systems based working methodology. Connect with Mehdi:
Jessica Spadacini
Business Development, FOODLOGICA

Jessica is Italian/American, lives in Amsterdam and graduated in Financial Economics from Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Part of the CITIES team since 2014, she takes care of the financial sustainability and feasibility for the FOODLOGICA project, starting from its business plan, pricing structure, acquisition processes and partnership development. She helps start-ups and projects with a social, sustainable and food related agenda to walk on their feet financially, building together with them a solid glocal platform for growth and success.
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