Professor Jochen Rabe is an acknowledged expert in sustainable urban development and digitalisation. In his 20-year career, including 10 years in the UK, he realised numerous interdisciplinary research projects and built up and managed professional counselling teams for large companies. He studied at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Hamburg and for three years he has been holding a professorship for Urban Resilience and Digitalisation at the inter-university Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) in Berlin. In addition he has just taken on his new role as KWB’s managing director. His research focuses on the “Rapid Transformation of Cities through Digitalisation in Economy, Infrastructure and Environment” and also on “Green/blue Infrastructures”.