Gemma is a Program Manager with the City Resilience Delivery team in the Asia-Pacific Office. She manages the cities of Can Tho and Da Nang in Vietnam, Pune in India, Toyama in Japan, and Singapore. Gemma is responsible for the development and implementation of city-wide resilience strategies, and deployment of tools and processes to enhance project design. Gemma also plays a regional coordination role for the functional teams of Network, Knowledge and Impact, and Global Resilience Practice & Operations. As part of the Network, Knowledge and Impact team, she works across 20 member cities in Asia-Pacific to capture, share, and distribute knowledge and best practices through conference calls, reports, and training workshops. As part of the Global Resilience Practice & Operations team, she works collaboratively with senior colleagues from the 4 regional offices to develop and deliver new global processes that support a wide variety of staff needs and city efforts.
Gemma joined 100RC from the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, and brings experience in project management, event management, and communications. Gemma was responsible for launching a $1,000,000 multi-disciplinary research study on designing for walkability with collaborators from several Singapore-based universities and government agencies. She created an exhibition-events series and a microsite to explore new ideas from science, technology, and design that could inform the planning and development of a sustainable and livable Singapore. Gemma helped to elevate these ideas to an international audience of policymakers and practitioners by curating panel discussions and exhibitions for the World Cities Summit 2014 and 2016, and the Urban Sustainability R&D Congress 2015.
Gemma holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Bristol. Originally from the United Kingdom, she has lived in Egypt, France, the Philippines, Switzerland, and Singapore.