Raf Tuts

Rafael Tuts is since 2012 coordinator of the Urban Planning and Design Branch of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is also acting coordinator of the Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch of UN-Habitat. He led UN-Habitat’s contribution to the post 2015 development agenda. Earlier assignments for UN-Habitat include the creation of the Localising Agenda 21 Programme, the implementation of the Global Campaign on Urban Governance as well as leadership of the Training and Capacity Branch and the Cities and Climate Change Initiative. He co-edited Urban Trialogues (2004), reflecting on visioning, action planning and co-production of urban space as a resource for sustainable development. He coordinated the publication International Migrants and the City (2005), co-directed Guidelines for developing eco-efficient and socially inclusive infrastructure (2011) and supervised a guidebook on Urban Patterns for a Green Economy (2012). Before joining UN-Habitat in 1995, he worked for the Department of Architecture, Urbanism and Planning of the University of Leuven and the Housing Research and Development Unit of the University of Nairobi. In 1985, he obtained a Masters of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Leuven.