Jon Kher Kaw is a Senior Urban Development Specialist with the Social, Urban, Resilience and Rural Global Practice at the World Bank Group, based in Washington, DC. He brings with him expertise in integrated urban planning, sustainable development and real estate economics. Prior to joining the World Bank, Jon Kher served at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the national planning agency of Singapore where he led both the planning, design and implementation of key growth regions; as well as real estate market research and land allocation policies. He also undertook academic research and private sector work in Singapore and London, and was a founding member of an urban planning think tank in New York. Jon Kher holds a Master in Design Studies (Housing and Urbanization) from Harvard University and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University.