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Joan Anton Sanchez

Director Amenities & Public Services, Urban Development, NEOM

Joan-Anton Sanchez de Juan is Director Amenities & Public Services at NEOM Urban Development department, with more than twenty years’ experience in the public and the private sectors specialising in the design and implementation of urban strategies within the fields of smart cities, urban innovation, and liveability. Trained as a geographer and anthropologist, he holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence. He was previously director of strategic analysis at the Mayor’s Office, Barcelona City Council (2011-2015) and coordinator of strategic development policies at the President’s Cabinet Office, Government of Catalonia (2001-2004). Author of several articles and essays on strategic planning, social innovation and urban governance.