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Samer Bagaeen

Public InfrastructureDigital & AISystemic Design, Policy Design

Samer is a Technical Director in Town Planning & Stakeholder Capability at Arcadis in the Resilience business area. He previously worked as an Associate Director with the Rockefeller Foundation resilience cities network, supporting a number of cities on their resilience journey. He is also Professor of Planning & Resilient Systems at the University of Kent, where he is Programme Director for the MA in Urban Planning & Resilience. Samer has held this part-time since 2018, partnering with the Kent Chief Planners to set up an accredited planning provision in Kent. Samer also holds the role of Visiting Professor in Urban Resilience at Imperial College London.


Samer is a member of the Academic Advisory Group for the Real Estate Data Foundation, a Member of the RICS Land and Resources Technical Expert Working Group, and a Member of the Advisory Group for the BAME Planners Network. He is also a Non-Executive Board Member on the South East (England) Regional Board at the RICS and a Member of the Creative Estuary Advisory Board. He is a Trustee of the Royal Town Planning Institute and Chair of the RTPI’s International Committee. He previously served as a Trustee and Policy Council Member at the TCPA. Samer received the Freedom of the City of London in September 2023 and was nominated for the UKREiiF (UK Real Estate Infrastructure & Investment Forum) EDI Champion Award in May 2023. He was awarded the BAME Planners Network EDI Champion Award in 2023.

Samer Bagaeen