Roxana Slavcheva is the Global Lead, Built Environment in the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities Program. Roxana will be heading the Global Built Environment practice at WRI with focus on inclusive building decarbonization pathways.

Until recently, she was Global Lead at Connected Places Catapult, the UK’s leading research and innovation centre and accelerator for mobility and the built environment. For over four years she led the internalization of the UK experience and expertise connecting businesses, international organizations and local authorities in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East to create collaboration platforms and demonstrator projects focused on sustainable urban mobility and place-based innovation.

Previously, Roxana was Head of the Cities Practice at The Economist Intelligence Unit, Researcher at LSE Cities, steering committee member of the UK's Academy of Urbanism Young Urbanists network, and independent expert advisor to the European Commission’s Net Zero Cities Pilot programme.

Roxana graduated with MSc in Urban Economic Development from University College London and BAs in Economics and International Relations from Boston University. Roxana speaks English and Bulgarian fluently and understands Spanish and Italian.

She lives in London with her family, where she volunteers as board member of her local eco community park hub.