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Julian Baskin

Head of Programmes

Cities Alliance

Julian Baskin, Head of Programmes, Cities Alliance Secretariat is a Town and Regional Planner with more than 25 years of experience in urban programming, with a particular focus on participatory slum upgrading and affordable housing. He is the Head of the Programme Unit at Cities Alliance.
Prior to joining Cities Alliance in 2009, Mr. Baskin served as Director of the Alexandra Renewal Project, a major urban redevelopment initiative in Alexandra (a slum settlement of some 300,000 inhabitants), Gauteng Province, South Africa. He has also worked for CARE, UN-Habitat, the Cities of Durban and Johannesburg, and he lived in and worked on urban issues in Mozambique, Bangladesh and Angola.
Mr. Baskin has a Master’s degree in Town and regional Planning (MTRP).