Tom Lindsay is the London based Manager of the Strategy Delivery Unit at 100 Resilient Cities. He has a background in architecture and urban design, obtaining his Master of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge in the subject and specialising in the growing connection between pandemics, global cities and their urban environment.
Before joining 100RC, Tom worked at the engineering consultancy firm BuroHappold as a Resilience consultant, assessing and managing city-scale risk and resilience. He was engaged in the formulation of resilience and sustainability frameworks for masterplan and city scale implementation, most notably on a World Bank project to develop the city of Beirut’s first ever urban resilience masterplan.
Tom has also been jointly awarded a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant for a pilot study into new sanitation technologies in West Africa, collaborating with public health experts at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the UK’s Medical Research Council. His work on sanitation initiatives and the relationship between health and housing has since been published in several scientific peer reviewed journals. He is a co-founder of an independent research and consulting group, Urban Emergencies : Emergent Urbanism (UE:EU), exploring the implications of emerging risks on cities and their inhabitants.