Tom van Geest has worked in urban planning in Mozambique, Kenya, Canada and The Netherlands. Since joining WeLoveTheCity, Tom has led or worked on projects spanning slum upgrading, community centre master plans, harbour revitalization, neighbourhood designs and city-wide development strategies. In the Netherlands, Tom is working in the Harbour Quarter of Deventer. Here he supported the process to make all data open and transparent, enabling 300 small and medium-sized stakeholders to redevelop the area. Tom is also managing the sustainable redevelopment strategy for a low-income neighbourhood in Ethiopia for the national government and city of Addis Abeba. Currently, he is working with partners from 10 European countries on the implementation and upscaling of the smarticipate digital urban platform and other leading urban e-governance initiatives.